Russian charged in Afghan attack pleads not guilty in U.S. court

November 7, 2014 5:15 PM

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RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A former Russian army officer pleaded not guilty on Friday to terrorism charges for a 2009 attack on U.S. and Afghan forces, and a U.S. District Court judge set trial for April 2015.

The suspect, Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin, is the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to appear in a U.S. federal court. He was arrested in November 2009 and held in Afghanistan by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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