Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Army sniffer dog Merlin killed in accident

‘He survived landmines and the best efforts of the Taliban’s bomb makers – but could not dodge an accident at the hands of his own side.
Today it emerged that an Australian army explosive detection dog, Merlin ,has been killed while on active service in Afghanistan.

The Australian Defence Force said today the dog died when accidentally run over by an Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) at the Australian Reconstruction Task Force (RTF) base at Tarin Kowt earlier this month.

Merlin had been lying in the shade of the ASLAV when the vehicle drove off, inadvertently running the dog over.’

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