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Terrorists Plead Not Guilty to Murder Charge in Athens El Al Attack

Two Arab terrorists who attacked the El Al ticket office with a hand grenade last Thursday pleaded not guilty yesterday to a series of charges that included premeditated murder. A two-year-Old child was killed and 14 other persons were injured in the blast.

The accused, Eli Karanetian and Mansur Seifeddin, both Jordanians, underwent a pre-trial examination before a magistrate yester day. The hearing was held in private under a heavy security guard.

On Tuesday an Athens magistrate ordered the exhumation of the body of George Nastos, the child fatally injured in the grenade attack. The order was issued after defense counsel for the two terrorists contended that the child’s death did not result from the explosion but was due to other causes.