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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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Kirkuk / NINA /-- Kirkuk Provincial Council expressed deep regret toward the serious evolution witnessed by Hawija district after central government troops stormed the sit-in Yards using of excessive force against civilians, which led to the assasination of many martyrs and wounded.
was a police constable who was part of the group involved in the assasination.
Summary: Iran claims a bomb attack in the capital, Tehran, was an assasination which killed one of the country's leading nuclear scientists.
But the Afghan peace commission which has suffered a series of setbacks including the assasination of its head in September said that negotiations with the Taliban could only begin after they stopped violence against civilians, cut ties to Al Qaeda, and accepted the Afghan constitution which guarantees civil rights and liberties, including rights for women.
but to reach waste Cllr member Police Ex-AM Peter Rogers (main) and alleged assasination target Cllr Barrie Durkin (inset)
on 17 January 2011 in connection with the assasination of former Lebanese
Sunday THE ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD ITV4, 11PM Casey Affleck stars as Robert Ford, a young gun on a mission to "be somebody", who has idolised Jesse James (Brad Pitt) since childhood.
While investigations are under way, Brigadier Fahmi Mahrous, the security manager of Hadrmout governorate, has suggested that Al-Qaeda may have been involved in the assasination.
Whatever the Bring Back Tel Campaign and the England For The English Alliance might be claiming in their current round of character assasination, Eriksson's liaisons doesn't bear any resemblance to those genuine scandals - the nightclub brawls, the gang-rape allegations - that have sullied the reputation of English football in recent months.
Ronald Reagan (elected 1980) broke the curse, but did survive an assasination attempt.
The Jordanian monarch's rule outlasted nine American presidents, nine British prime ministers, 28 Arab leaders, eight Israeli prime ministers, coups, wars, assasination attempts and, for a long time cancer's blight.
TUNISIA ASSASINATION:Developments will be followed in Tunisia while the assasination of opposition leader Muhammed Al-Brahmi heightened the tension in the country.