Just a week after an indictment of a man in upstate New York on suspected terrorism charges and after Australian authorities made numerous arrests over a terror plot in the land down under, it looks like there is a new situation on American soil.
According to several media reports, three Afghan army officers have gone missed in New England. The officers were in the United States undergoing specialized combat training.
According to CBS Boston,
The soldiers were last seen at Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis and were reported missing by base security on Saturday night. The three soldiers are MAJ Jan Mohammad Arash, CPT Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and CPT Noorullah Aminyar.
Central Command, Massachusetts State Police and local police are involved in the search for the soldiers.
The Massachusetts National Guard says the soldiers are not a threat to the public.
While I certainly hope this is just a big mistake or a case of some Afghan officers wanting a little extra free time, I have to point out that I’m pretty sure no one thought the guy being indicted on terror charges in New York was a threat either… until he was.
Just last month a United States Army Major General, Harold J. Greene, was shot and killed on a Afghan Army base by a soldier who turned a gun on the general and several other high ranking officers in an apparent terror attack.
Search teams are currently looking for the officers.