Helmand, Nov 19 (ANI): Britain's toughest troops deployed in Afghanistan are calling for more equipment to battle 'new insurgents in Helmand- mice'.
The Taliban terrors invade 2 Para's tents and gnaw away at their food and clothes, The Sun reported.
The troops' families launched Operation Mousetrap to end the threat to the camp in Nahr-e-Saraj after soldiers pleaded for help.
One private's wife bought 15 traps for #6.50 and sent them from her home in Newport, Isle of Wight.
"This is one equipment shortage we wives can sort out," she quipped.
"My husband rang to say they were over-run with mice. They are eating everything. We enclose more traps in the parcels of goodies we send," she said, adding, "I'm sure they will help end this invasion."
A spokesman at the Newport hardware shop that sells the traps said: "Most popular is the Big Cheese at #1.30 for three."
Meanwhile, the MoD urged the public not to send traps as the Paras now have enough of them. (ANI)