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Fort Hood suspect to be tried in military court

Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the U.S. Army doctor identified by authorities as the suspect in a mass shooting at the U.S. Army post in Fort Hood, Texas, is seen in this undated handout photo from a pdf file of the U.S. Government Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences downloaded on November 6, 2009. REUTERS/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/Handout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The army psychiatrist suspected in the killing of 13 people in a shooting at the Fort Hood Army post will be charged in a military court, U.S. government officials said on Monday.

The official said there is no indication that the accused gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim born in the United States of immigrant parents, had been planning an attack.