Seven more Albanian soldiers on a NATO exercise at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base were missing Friday, authorities said, bringing to 14 the number who have apparently deserted over the past week.

The seven were discovered missing during morning roll call, said Capt. Mike Perry of the Kinston Police Department in Kinston, North Carolina, about 45 miles north of the base.An initial group of three Albanian officer cadets walked away from their comrades during an outing to a baseball game last week, a fourth apparently left his unit Monday and three more left their barracks overnight Wednesday.