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Mombasa bomb suspects in court

Four men have appeared in court on murder charges relating to the 2002 suicide bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel in the Kenyan city of Mombasa. Their trial was due to start on Monday but has been delayed until Wednesday due to legal wrangling. The BBC’s Grant Ferrett in Kenya says the four men appeared relaxed and smiling. The attack on the Paradise Hotel in November 2002 killed at least 15 people – including three Israeli tourists. The prosecution is expected to call more than 100 witnesses in an attempt to prove the men – all Kenyans – planned the attack and helped to assemble the bomb. However, the men’s lawyers say that the evidence against them is vague. Defence lawyers asked the judge to give them time to vet three assessors who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict. Full Story

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