By Kristina Wong - 02/06/14 03:42 PM EST
A coalition military dog that went missing last year might have been captured by the Taliban.
International Security Assistance Force officials confirmed to the BBC a military dog went missing during a mission last year, and the Taliban has released footage of what they say is a dog captured from U.S. troops.
The video shows a small-reddish dog being led by Taliban insurgents on a leash and wearing a vest. His name, according to the BBC, is “Colonel.”
The insurgents also showed off captured weapons of a type frequently used by American special forces.
Our correspondent says there were local reports a few weeks ago that a senior Taliban commander in the area was seen with a "foreign dog."
But the video is the first positive sighting.
Coalition forces have long used sniffer and protection dogs in Afghanistan, mostly German shepherds, Labradors or spaniels.