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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Tehran said the four were planning to carry out assasinations but did not reveal when they were detained.
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.