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Three Afghan Soldiers Are Missing in Cape Cod

Nearby Hyannis Port.


Odd: three soldiers from an Afghan army unit visiting Cape Cod for a military exercise have gone missing. From

The three men, who speak English, were last seen Saturday while chaperoned to the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis. The Department of Defense has not officially released photos of the soldiers.

Federal and military officials said the men are not considered a threat to the public.

The Cape Cod Mall is about 20 miles away from Camp Edwards, where the men were staying.

Also odd: this is the second time in about a week that visiting Afghan personnel have gone missing. Two Afghan policemen taking part in DEA training in Quantico, Virginia last week disappeared and were later found in Buffalo, where they may have gone to visit a relative.