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Monday, 3 November, 1997, 18:01 GMT
CIA Trial Begins

At a trial in the United States a Pakistani man has pleaded not guilty to murdering two CIA employees and wounding several others during an attack at the agency's headquarters near Washington four years ago.

Mir Aimal Kansi is accused of opening fire with an automatic rifle on CIA staff as they drove to work during the morning rush hour.

If found guilty he could face the death penalty.

He was arrested by American agents in Pakistan in June.

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