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Iranians convicted on terror charges

NAIROBI — Two Iranian nationals, whom officials accused of planning to attack Western targets inside Kenya, were found guilty Thursday by a Kenyan court of terror-related charges.

Officials in Kenya say the two suspects may have been planning attacks on Israeli, American, British, or Saudi Arabian interests in Kenya.

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Magistrate Kaire Waweru Kiare said the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt all counts against the two.

Kiare said he would pronounce sentences for the two on Monday.

Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi were arrested in June 2012 and led officials to a 33-pound stash of the explosive RDX.

Prosecutors said in their charge sheet that the two had explosives ‘‘in circumstances that indicated they were armed with the intent to commit a felony, namely, acts intended to cause grievous harm.’’

Iranian agents are suspected in attacks or thwarted attacks around the globe in recent years, including in Azerbaijan, Thailand, and India. Most of the plots had connections to Israeli targets.

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