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Argentina court reopens probe of ex-president in bomb case

  • FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez pushes her hair back after unveiling a bust of her late husband, and former president, Nestor Kirchner, at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An Argentine judge indicted Fernandez on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in a corruption case involving public works. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez pushes her hair back after unveiling a bust of her late husband, and former president, Nestor Kirchner, at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An Argentine judge indicted Fernandez on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in a corruption case involving public works. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2016 file photo, Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez greets supporters outside her apartment, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The country’s top criminal tribunal on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2016, has ordered an investigation into the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s accusation that Fernandez covered up the alleged involvement of Iranians in a 1994 attack against a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2016 file photo, Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez greets supporters outside her apartment, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The country’s top criminal tribunal on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2016, has ordered an investigation into the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s accusation that Fernandez covered up the alleged involvement of Iranians in a 1994 attack against a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2016 file photo, Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez greets supporters outside her apartment, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The country’s top criminal tribunal on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2016, has ordered an investigation into the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s accusation that Fernandez covered up the alleged involvement of Iranians in a 1994 attack against a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2016 file photo, Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez greets supporters outside her apartment, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The country’s top criminal tribunal on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2016, has ordered an investigation into the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s accusation that Fernandez covered up the alleged involvement of Iranians in a 1994 attack against a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)  (The Associated Press)

An Argentine court is ordering a renewed investigation into a prosecutor's accusation that former President Cristina Fernandez covered up the alleged involvement of Iranians in a 1994 attack against a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

The bombing of the center killed 85 people and wounded hundreds of others. Iran denies involvement.

The country's top criminal tribunal on Thursday accepted a request by a delegation of Argentine Jewish associations to re-examine the charge Alberto Nisman made on Jan. 14, 2015, against Fernandez, her Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and other officials in her government.

Nisman was found dead with a gunshot to the head four days later. Authorities never determined if he was killed or took his own life.

Fernandez was president from 2007-2015. She denies wrongdoing in the case.