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A federal grand jury issued the country's first indictment for female genital mutilation Wednesday against two doctors and a spouse for allegedly cutting 7-year-old girls and conspiring to cover up the crime.

The indictment adds new charges to a case that is providing insight into a small, insular Muslim community in Metro Detroit and an illegal procedure performed on young girls.

Until Wednesday, Northville Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was the only person charged with performing female genital mutilation. The indictment accuses Farmington Hills Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar, of committing female genital mutilation.


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