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Terror suspect Siddiqui's charges fail 'sniff test,' lawyer says

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NEW: Pakistani scientist, 36, educated at prestigious MIT, Brandeis

NEW: Charges against Aafia Siddiqui are absurd, attorney says

Siddiqui allegedly shot at 2 FBI agents, military officers in Afghanistan

She had been sought for several years, believed to be al Qaeda member

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Two lawyers for an MIT-educated Pakistani scientist accused of shooting at U.S. officers while in Afghan custody disputed federal charges against their client on Tuesday.

Aafia Siddiqui allegedly shot at U.S. officers while in Afghan custody last month.

"It is all fiction," said Elizabeth Fink, one of the attorneys for Aafia Siddiqui, who has been sought by the FBI for several years for suspected ties to al Qaeda.

Authorities say that on July 18, Siddiqui shot at two FBI special agents, a U.S. Army warrant officer, an Army captain and military interpr

Added: Aug-5-2008 
By: bellava
Afghanistan, News, Middle East
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