Bush plot: 17 indicted

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Seventeen men will be indicted in the next few days on charges of plotting to assassinate former US president George Bush and planning other attacks in Kuwait, prosecutor Mohammad Banai said Monday.

The state security court will be asked to formally charge the 17, including one still at large, with an attempt to kill Bush during his private visit here on April 14-16, Banai told the official KUNA news agency.

It will also be asked to charge them with having had "contacts with Iraqi authorities in a bid to harm Kuwaiti security and smuggle in explosives and weapons," he said.