For the 3rd Time, Afghan Officials Flee US Training Site

They vanished from Colorado facility
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2017 1:20 AM CDT
3 Afghan Prison Officials Flee US Training Center
The International Correctional Management Training Center in Canon City, Colo.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Three prison officials from Afghanistan apparently fled a Colorado residential training center over the weekend. Authorities say this is the third time in three years that Afghan officials who arrived at the International Correctional Management Training Center in Canon City for tactical training ended up walking away, the Denver Post reports. The State Department and law enforcement agencies have been notified, though authorities say extensive background checks were carried out on the three men before they were issued temporary US visas and that there's no reason to believe they are a threat, reports the Daily Record. (In 2014, three Afghan soldiers who fled a US training exercise were nabbed at the Canadian border.)

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