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Special forces dog wins ‘animal Victoria Cross’ for Taliban raid heroics | Telegraph
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Haidarali Saad, 2D MARDIV COMCAM

Special forces dog wins ‘animal Victoria Cross’ for Taliban raid heroics | Telegraph

A special forces dog who sniffed out Taliban booby traps as elite British troops fought to clear militants from a Kabul tower block has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

The Belgian Malinois known as Mali was badly injured by shrapnel, but credited with saving British and Afghan lives as he took part in the Special Boat Service (SBS) assault.

The mission saw SBS operators fight at close quarters to kill a heavily armed suicide squad holed up in a half-built block on the edge of the city’s diplomatic district.

Source: Special forces dog wins ‘animal Victoria Cross’ for Taliban raid heroics | Telegraph