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Plot to kill Walesa foiled

Poland's secret service foiled a plot to kill President Lech Walesa, a spokeswoman for the service said yesterday, Reuter reports from Warsaw.

Irena Popoff confirmed a Warsaw newspaper report that agents on Thursday 'neutralised' preparations for an assassination. 'I can confirm what the newspaper said but I am not at liberty to divulge any details whatsoever,' she said.