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Iraqis Foil Attempt to Bomb Saddam Trial


Iraqi authorities say they have foiled an insurgent plot to bomb the trial of Saddam Hussein, which resumes in Baghdad Monday.

They say the attackers from the 1920 Revolution Brigades planned to fire rockets at the court building. Few other details were released.

The alleged attack plot was the latest security issue to plague the trial, including the assassination of two defense lawyers.

During Monday's session, the first of 10 witnesses is expected to testify.

Saddam and seven members of his former regime are charged with the torture and killing of more than 140 people in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim town of Dujail following a 1982 attempt on his life there.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP

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