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Dog who sniffed out Taliban bombs wins gallantry medal

By Michael Evans

25 Jan 2023 · 1 min read

Editor's Note

Bass the Belgian Malinois, now retired in Texas, been given the highest award possible for "exceptional courage under fire" during a raid on a bomb-maker hiding in Helmand. The Times has the story.

A Belgian Malinois called Bass who came to the aid of US Marines in Afghanistan has been given the top gallantry award available for animals.

The dog ensured the success of a night-time raid on a Taliban bomb-maker hiding out in Helmand province.

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