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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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In a press statement, Gomaa said that the Brotherhood is behind the assassination attempt, and also added that all radical groups are derived from the Brotherhood.
He said Falahatpishe and governor of Rijab as well as a number of provincial officials were targeted in the assassination attempt by four terrorists in Rijab region at 01:00 pm on Sunday (July 10).
In an interview with Today's Zaman in 2012 Birdal stated that there was a team within MyT who carried out the assassination attempt against him.
To better understand the role of assassinations in history, we collected data on all assassination attempts on national leaders from 1875 to 2004, both those that killed the leader and those that failed.
He said he had seen video footage of the assassination attempt at the officer's home.
Cairo: Egyptian presidency on Wednesday denied a report in a Saudi newspaper that President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi had been the target of a botched assassination attempt last month.
"Gligorov's Assassination Attempt Described on a Book Before it Happened," reads the headline of Nova Makedonija's front page.
WASHINGTON, June 6 (KNUA) -- The US condemned on Friday an attempted assassination attempt by two suicide bombers on Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah's campaign event.
SANA'A, March 7--The head of the Shura Council of Al-Haq Party, Ismail Ibrahim Al-Wazeer, evaded an assassination attempt on Tuesday.
NINEWA/ Aswat ala-Iraq: Ninewa Governor denied that Premier Nouri al-Maliki had an assassination attempt during his visit to Mosul.
details of the assassination attempt on Vitaly Balasanyan, parliamentarian of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
Malala Yousafzai, the education activist who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban in her home country of Pakistan last winter, has been given the International Children's Peace Prize for 2013.