Militants capture British Army dog in Afghanistan

The dog is reportedly called 'Colonel'

A military dog belonging to British armed forces has been captured by militants in Afghanistan, ITV News understands.

The Ministry of Defence has refused to comment on reports that the animal, which has appeared in videos on jihadi websites surrounded by armed men, is British.

Media reports claim the dog is called Colonel and is believed to have been captured at the end of last year, nothing is known about his current whereabouts.

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has confirmed a military dog in Afghanistan went missing in December.