EDITOR’S NOTE: NBC News has just reported that the three missing Afghan soldiers have been caught trying to enter Canada from the U.S. More details as they become available.
Three officers from the Afghanistan National Army are missing and unaccounted for after disappearing on a supervised shopping trip in Cape Cod. The three men — a major and two captains — were reportedly part of a group of 15 soldiers and officers from Afghanistan participating in annual joint exercises on Otis Air National Guard Base.
The Washington Post reports that this incident marks the second time this month that a group of Afghan trainees has gone missing in the United States.
This second incident comes just days after two Afghan police officers training with the Drug Enforcement Agency in Quantaco, Va., disappeared while on a tourism day trip to Washington on Sept. 13. The two men…were found on Sept. 18 in Buffalo, N.Y., where authorities believe they were trying to reunite with family.
The mysterious disappearance of foreign fighters here in the U.S. is especially troubling in light of the growing concern about the potential for domestic terrorism. Afghanistan is an Islamic Republic where the Taliban is still fighting to regain control of the country.
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Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are said to be involved in the search for the three missing Afghan military officers, as we learn in the video report above, via Fox News.
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