Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Missing Afghan soldiers taken into US custody at Canadian border --- US officials says three Afghan army soldiers, who went missing from Cape Cod base, are charged with immigration violations -- Three Afghanistan national army officers who vanished during training in Massachusetts were placed in the custody of US immigration and customs enforcement on Tuesday after being detained on the Canadian border, authorities said. -- The agency, in a brief statement, said the officers faced removal proceedings after being charged with administrative immigration violations. A spokesman for ICE said the agency could not provide more details on the charges or say where the men were being held. --- US authorities have stressed that they do not believe the men posed any danger to the public. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who had been briefed over the weekend, said on Monday the soldiers had been fully vetted before entering the US, adding there was speculation within the military that they might be seeking to defect. - More, Associated Press in Boston, Guardian


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