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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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Al-Haidari is the second high-profile political figure to be assassinated in November.
Terrorist Group Assassinates Elder of Al-Okaidat Clan, His Son and Driver and Deir Ezzor An armed terrorist group assassinated sheikh Abdelaziz Rashid al-Hafal, one of the elders of al-Okaidat clan in Deir Ezzor, along with his son and his driver.
He says that the regime had Kudriat Abiola assassinated to frighten the Nigerian people.
The deputy head of the Horaib area security department in Marib, Captain Abdulrahman Salah, was assassinated by two unidentified gunmen on Tuesday, according to Mohammed Hizam, the deputy head of public relations at the Interior Ministry.
India's popular leaders Indira and Rajiv Gandhi were also assassinated but the country's efficient investigating agencies solved the cases and actually strengthened the roots of democracy.
The Japanese, who wanted a foothold on Asian mainland, assassinated Queen Min.
Last March, Tel Aviv assassinated Mazen Fuqaha, one of the group's senior figures, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip.
Mosul / NINA / Unidentified gunmen assassinated two civilians in two separate incidents west of Mosul on Thur.
30--Armed men on a motorcycle assassinated Lieutenant Colonel Abdulmalik Al-Amri Sunday evening in the Al-Qahira district of Taiz governorate, security sources in the area said.
1 a public holiday to commemorate all assassinated political leaders in the country.
KIRKUK/ Aswat al-Iraq: Police sources said here today that unknown gunmen assassinated today the commander of Daqouq intelligence department, 30 km south of Kirkuk.
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Declassified secret memos of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have revealed that former US Senator Edward Kennedy received many death threats in the years after his two brothers - former president John F Kennedy and former Senator Robert Kennedy-were assassinated in 1963 and 1968 respectively.