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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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To better understand the role of assassinations in history, we collected data on all assassination attempts on national leaders from 1875 to 2004, both those that killed the leader and those that failed.
Hizam said that those who carry out the assassination attempts plan well prior to each incident.
The first claim is related to possible assassination attempts against politicians.
52) and "The protection of the president by the Secret Service was greatly enhanced, especially in the immediate aftermath of the assassination attempt while President Truman lived in Blair House" (p.
The sources told the newspaper that the assassination attempt took place at eight in the morning on Nov.
The three, former minister and MP, Marwan Hamadeh survived an assassination attempt on October 1 2004; Former Defense Minister Elias al-Murr survived an attempt on July 12, 2005, and.
Iraqi Sadrist Movement MP Baha Araji narrowly escaped an assassination attempt Thursday amid a wave of attempts carried out over the past few weeks as tension continues over the appointment of security and defense ministers, the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL AWSAT reported on Friday.
Summary: ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that dangerous extremism can exist in many societies and pointed to the assassination attempt on an American congresswoman.
Each chapter focuses on a specific assassination or assassination attempt starting from the beginning with Andrew Jackson's attempted assassination.
The governor of the Iraqi district of Niniveh survived an assassination attempt in the city of Mosul Sunday, but two other people were killed in the explosions and nine others injured, dpa quoted police as saying.
After receiving reports of the assassination attempt on Baloch, political workers attacked the local police station and burnt three police vans parked inside it.
LONDON, February 08, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The MQM leader Altaf Hussain vehemently condemned the assassination attempt on the life on Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed at his central election office in Rawalpindi on Monday.