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Kuwaiti Pleads Innocent in Ambush Case

A Kuwaiti civil servant pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges of killing one U.S. contractor and wounding another in a January ambush, while two alleged accomplices denied supplying him with the murder weapon. The three men, bearded and sitting behind the bars of the courtroom dock, listened as Judge Mohammed al-Khalaf read the counts against them and asked “True or not true?” To each of the three most serious charges against civil servant Sami al-Mutairi — murder, attempted murder and illegal possession of a Kalashnakov believed to be the murder weapon — the 25-year-old responded: “Not true.” He pleaded guilty, however, to lesser charges of illegal possession of a handgun and forging an identification card. Full Story

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