assassination

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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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But if Litex's problems seem severe they pale into comparison with the situation at another Bulgarian side, Lokomotiv Plovdiv who have had three football chairmen murdered in mafia assasinations in recent years.
Its defining moment came on 21 November, 1920, after the assasinations of British intelligence officers during the War of Independence.
A WAVE of car bombings, mortar attacks, assasinations and US raids left 39 people dead across Iraq yesterday.