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YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — A U.S. Army soldier faces charges that he stabbed a fellow GI earlier this month in Seoul, officials said Thursday.

Pvt. Abdi B. Mohamed, 8th Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company, appeared Oct. 26 before an Article 32 investigating officer at Yongsan Garrison, an 8th Army spokesman said. Charges against him involve an incident with another soldier in Seoul’s Itaewon district, a popular shopping and entertainment center just outside the Yongsan base.

Mohamed faces further hearings, said Lt. Col. Steven Boylan, the 8th Army spokesman.

“As with all cases involving the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the rights of the accused are of paramount importance and we ensure each person’s rights are protected and receive due process,” Boylan wrote in response to a Stars and Stripes query.

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