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Italian judge orders trial for Madrid terror suspect

[JURIST] A judge in Italy on Tuesday ordered that trained explosives expert Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed face trial in Milan on charges separate from the Madrid attack. Investigators have accused Ahmed, whose trial is expected to begin on October 8 2005, of preparing terrorist attacks in Italy and elsewhere in Europe when he was arrested last year in Milan. An alleged collaborator and mastermind of the Madrid bombing attack [BBC backgrounder], Yahya Mawad Mohamed Rajeh, will also stand trial. Reuters has more.

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