Soldier's shame over donkey sex
AN Afghan soldier was detained by police after being caught having sex with a donkey in southeastern
Afghanistan, a police officer said today.
The soldier was discovered with the donkey in
an abandoned house in a small village of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, last week, a local police officer said.
"He was caught in the act by a small boy who immediately told police about what he had seen and police arrested him in
action," the Gardez-based officer said, requesting anonymity.
The soldier claimed he committed the act because he did not have enough money to get married.
After being caught with the donkey in a village about 100km south of the capital Kabul, he was jailed for four days and
then released without charge.
According to tradition in south and southeastern Afghanistan, a suitor must pay around $US5,000 ($A6,800) to the parents
of the girl he wishes to marry.