Slovak soldiers will take a canine unit to Afghanistan

For the first time in its history Slovakia will have dogs in addition to soldiers in its foreign mission. They will be deployed together with military units in one of the key and most challenging missions of ISAF in Afghanistan, the SITA newswire reported.

For the first time in its history Slovakia will have dogs in addition to soldiers in its foreign mission. They will be deployed together with military units in one of the key and most challenging missions of ISAF in Afghanistan, the SITA newswire reported.

"The first dog handlers with dogs should serve the Slovak ISAF contingent in
Afghanistan this December," said Ivan Rudolf, the head of the Ministry of Defence press department, to SITA.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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