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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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Rae[degrees]aofin, confessed to the crime of Israel in assassinating Hariri in a car bomb in 2005 in which seven of his special guards and 10 others were also killed.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of the Palestinian Hamas movement warned that Israel has hatched plots to sow discord among Egypt's political and revolutionary parties by assassinating their leaders.
RaEoee1/4eaoofin, confessed to the crime of Israel in assassinating Hariri in a car bomb in 2005 in which seven of his special guards and 10 others were also killed.
Global attention was redirected to the western spy agencies' terror plots for assassinating the nuclear scientists of the Islamic world after Iranian professor Majid Shahriari was killed by the Israeli spy agency in Tehran late in 2010.
He condemned the Zionist regime for assassinating Iran's nuclear scientists, and said, "The Iranian nation is entitled to the right to ask the Intelligence Ministry to confront those who seek to stop the nation's progress.
ir website on Wednesday, the Israeli spy agency has a long record in assassinating Arab and Muslim scientists in collaboration with its US and British counterparts (CIA and MI6).
The enemies cannot separate the people from the establishment and the leadership through soft war and assassinating scientific scholars," Vahidi said in Iran's Northern province of Mazandaran on Wednesday.
Hezbollah blamed Tel Aviv for assassinating the commander.