FBI searches for three Afghan soldiers; went missing while training in US on Cape Cod base

UPDATE:  A Pentagon official told Fox News Monday afternoon that the three men have been found at the Canadian border near Niagara Falls. Developing . . .

The authorities are downplaying any threat to the public after three Afghan soldiers disappeared from a U.S. base Saturday night where they were participating in a joint training operation.

Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar were reported missing by base security, but reporters have been told that they are probably just in search of a better life in the United States, according to Fox News. 

The Afghanistan National Army senior officers arrived to Joint Base Cape Cod on September 11, according to a National Guard spokesman, and they were last seen at a mall in Massachusetts, where they were on a supervised outing .

The FBI is working with local authorities in the search. Watch the coverage from My Fox Boston:

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