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US Marine dog handler and his dog, injured in Afghan suicide bombing, begin long recovery

By Associated Press, Updated: Saturday, September 24, 2:10 AM

FORWARD OPERATING BASE JACKSON, Afghanistan — After the suicide bombing, the U.S. Marine dog handler lay on a stretcher, his bloodied legs laced with shrapnel. They brought in his wounded dog, too. Blood dripped from the haunches of the Belgian Malinois.

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