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Three Afghan Soldiers Found Trying to Enter Canada

The three Afghan soldiers who vanished while participating in a training exercise in Massachusetts were found near Niagara Falls at the Canadian border, according to Boston.com. The men were reportedly attempting to cross into Canada, and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick said they may have been seeking asylum.

The three Afghan soldiers picked up near the Rainbow Bridge checkpoint were not the only law-enforcement officers from Afghanistan who may have been seeking asylum on a recent visit to the U.S. A couple of Afghan police officers participating in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration training in Quantico, Va., were apprehended late last week in Buffalo, N.Y., on their way to meet a relative, according to the New York Daily News. The two Afghan officers apprehended in Buffalo were under the supervision of the DEA’s Sensitive Investigative Unit and reportedly slipped away while visiting Washington, D.C. 

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