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Afghan Officers Await Deportation Trials

U.S. Airmen with the 102nd Security Forces Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard advance to an extraction point while under simulated enemy fire at Joint Base Cape Cod, Mass., June 4, 2013. The Airmen conducted a downed pilot mission as part of a multiple-day training exercise. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock, U.S. Air National Guard/Released)
U.S. Airmen with the 102nd Security Forces Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard advance to an extraction point while under simulated enemy fire at Joint Base Cape Cod, Mass., June 4, 2013. The Airmen conducted a downed pilot mission as part of a multiple-day training exercise. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock, U.S. Air National Guard/Released)

Three Afghan military officers who left a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base and tried to cross into Canada to seek asylum, say they fear being killed by the Taliban if they return home.

The three officers are awaiting their deportation trials in the U.S.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, WBUR‘s David Boeri spoke to the soldiers and has this report.

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