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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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18: Major Basil Mohammed Muthana, an officer of the Political Security Bureau in Lahj, was assassinated by two gunmen on a motorbike in Al-Hawta city, Lahj governorate.
Pakistan's former | prime minister Bhutto, who was assassinated
The committee was scheduled to meet and present the report to visiting US senators, but Benazir Bhutto was assassinated that very day," The Express Tribune quoted Khosa, as saying.
A group of unknown armed men have assassinated early on Sunday the Director-General of Administration in Iraq''s Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Dawood Salman Rahim and his son, Hassanein, while in their car in west Baghdad''s Ghazaliya district," the police source told (Aswat al-Iraq) news agency.
We will not abandon Gibran Tueni, Antoine Ghanem, Rafik al-Hariri and the other martyr's who were assassinated in previous years," Gemayel said.
Turkish Consul General in Los Angeles Mehmet Baydar and Consul Bahadir Demir were assassinated by a 73-year-old Armenian-American named Gurgen Yanikiyan in 1973.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
Eunice, sister of assassinated President JFK, was the founder of the Special Olympics, an act that led President Barack Obama to hail her as a champion for disabled people.
presidents, mainly that they were all assassinated.
Summary: The son of Somalia's assassinated former president has been chosen as prime minister of the war-torn country.
years after he was assassinated by a Ugandan soldier on January 22,
GAZA/DAMASCUS Eoe1/4" An Israeli military intelligence officer confessed that the Mossad, IsraelEoe1/4aos Intelligence Service, had assassinated former Lebanon prime minister Rafiq Al Hariri, noting that the assassination was aimed at increasing the US influence in Lebanon and safeguarding Israeli interests in the region.