Afghan police officers vanish during training visit in United States
September 16, 2014
According to reports, two Afghan policemen have vanished during a training visit in United States. The two policemen – 22-year-old Mohammad Yasin Ataye and 24-year-old Mohd Naweed Samimi were among the 31 Afghan police officers who are on a visit in United States to work with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
DEA spokesman Rust Pain said the two policemen vanished Georgetown to enjoy themselves, ABC7 News reported. This comes as a senior Afghan army officer claimed asylum upon arrival in United Kingdom to participate in NATO Summit in south Wales.
ANA officer Enayatullah Barek was flag-bearer and was due to accompany Afghan army chief of staff Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi in NATO summit in Wales. This is not the first time that senior Afghan officials are seeking asylum during official trips outside the country, specifically in European countries.