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The nation's top prosecutor has ordered a colonel to answer charges that he worked with the CIA and that he ordered the murders of an American innkeeper and a leftist Guatemalan rebel.

Attorney General Ramses Cuetas Gomez said he sent a note to Defense Minister Gen. Mario Rene Enriquez Morales, ordering Col. Julio Roberto Alpirez to testify about charges leveled Thursday in Washington.

Rep. Robert G. Torricelli, D-N.J., said in a letter to President Clinton that Alpirez worked for the CIA and ordered the murders of innkeeper Michael Devine and Guatemalan guerrilla Efrain Bamaca Velasquez, the husband of an American lawyer.

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