In a story that seems to have come straight out of a Sly Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, a dog that saved the lives of troops in Afghanistan has been rescued from the Taliban by commandos.
The dog, named Brin, is an Afghan Hound and he wondered onto the base of the Coldstream Guards a few months ago. He was given by the guards to the Gurkha Rifles, who he then began to follow when they went on their patrols looking for Taliban forces. Rather than get in the way, Brin would help find Taliban planted explosive devices because of the way they smelt, alerting his pals to their presence and saving their lives.
The British troops even heard rumours locally that the Taliban believed that the dog was a special SAS dog who had been flown in to help combat them – rather than being a stray dog who just so happened to wander in off the street.
However, on a recent mission the plans changed late in the day and the troops had to be air lifted out, leaving Brin behind to fend for himself – where he was taken prisoner. Rumours then spread locally that the (more…)