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Hobo’s back to work after surviving Taliban attack

August 3, 2011

Left to right: Rifleman (Rfn) Ranjiv Limbu, Rfn Anjan Gurung, Corporal Arun Limbu and Rfn Bidur Limbu with military working dog Hobo, back on patrol in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan [Picture: Corporal Andy Reddy, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011] A two-year-old black Labrador military search dog is back on the Helmand front line sniffing out improvised explosive devices (IEDs) after having recovered from serious injuries sustained during a battle with insurgents.

Trained to sniff out IEDs and lead patrols to safety, Hobo has been in Helmand for two months, saving the lives of countless soldiers and marines.

But, on a recent patrol in Nahr-e Saraj, the roles were reversed, and it was up to Hobo's patrol to save his life.

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