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Trial for Egyptian Terror Suspects Begins Today

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The trial of 14 suspects accused of terrorist attacks on egyptian tourists began in cairo today (saturday). The suspects have been charged in three attacks in the egyptian capital last year which claimed the lives of three foreign tourists. Two obscure militant groups claimed to be responsible for the attacks. Defendants were held in cages inside the court room during today's proceedings. The bombings have renewed fears there could be a resurgence of militancy in egypt targeting tourists. In the 1990's militants routinely targeted tourists as part of their campaign to overthrow the government. To view footage of the trial go to the KHQ home page and click "Cairo terror suspects trial".
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