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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By poking and prodding conflict, Israel knows that armed groups in Gaza will retaliate therefore providing Israel with more cover to carry out assasinations. "Israel usually breaches the informal cease fire but in a careful and well calculated way-- knowing the Palestinian reaction in advance," he said.
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.
Its defining moment came on 21 November, 1920, after the assasinations of British intelligence officers during the War of Independence.