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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KARACHI -- Supporters of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen staged city-wide rallies on Monday to condemn the targeted assassination of renowned Shia scholar Allama Nasir Abbas of Multan.
The Haqqani Network, operating at the Afghan-Pakistani border, is responsible for suicide attacks and targeted assassination as well as kidnappings in Kabul and other provinces of Afghanistan.
I know that a targeted assassination is approved and there is a preventive action procedure and I received instructions from the Operations Directorate.
Gunatillake's remarks followed the targeted assassination of S.
Whilst urging the Palestinian Authority to act to end the violence against Israeli civilians and punish those responsible, Chris Patten also called on the Israelis to halt their policy of targeted assassination of leading Palestinians, lift their blockade of towns and villages, and call a end to the shelling of Palestinian property and infrastructures.
It insists that the repeated breaches of the cease-fire cannot be allowed to continue, and expresses grave concern at the Israeli Government's decision to pursue the targeted assassination of Palestinian activists.
Using the fraudulent experience of Iraq, and on the surface, the West organizes silly summits in Europe to find ways to talk to the leadership of the Taliban insurgency; yet at the same time, they send more troops and drones to kill and mime more Afghan civilians in the name of targeted assassination of Taliban leaders and fighters.
The statement reiterated that the policy of targeted assassination, fomenting insecurity and disruption of public security are among the tactics pursued by the enemies of the Iranian nation.
It is the targeted assassination of Palestinians whom the military or the police consider terrorists on the basis of secret intelligence.
This was a deliberately targeted assassination for whatever reason.
This case relates to the al-Daraj targeted assassination of 2002, in which 14 civilians were killed and 150 injured.
In July 1956, when Nonie was eight years old, her father became the first targeted assassination carried out by the Israeli Defense Forces in response to Fedayeen's attacks.

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