When British and local forces came under machine gun fire as they conducted a rain on Al-Qaeda, a brave Belgium Malinois named Kuno continued to attack an insurgent despite being shot in two legs thus saving the soldiers’ lives.
Now the heroic dog is being awarded the highest military honor for animals, the PDSA Dickin Medal of Valour, which is the equivalent to the Medal of Honor.
Kuno was injured during an attack on an Al-Qaeda compound in Afghanistan in 2019. The incident happened when the Elite Special Boat Service (SBS) and local forces came under heavy machine gun and grenade fire and were pinned down.
As they were bombarded by bullets and blasts, the soldiers were unable to move. Despite the onslaught, Kuno sprang into action and attacked one of the insurgents, biting him in the arm and wrestling him to the ground.