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Afghan Soldiers Go Missing In U.S.


Three Afghan soldiers have been reported missing in the United States.

The three had been taking part in a training exercise at a military base in Cape Cod in the northeastern U.S. state of Massachusetts.

Base security reported the soldiers missing on September 20.

The three soldiers were last seen at a nearby mall and were not considered a threat to the public.

Military officials are working with local police and state authorities to locate them.

The Regional Cooperation training exercises have been held annually since 2004 to promote cooperation.

This year's exercise, which involves more than 200 participants from six nations, wraps up on September 24.

There are about a dozen Afghan soldiers still participating in the exercise.

Based on reporting by AP
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