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April Today in Terrorism

April 15, 1902: Assassination of Russian Minister of the Interior

On this day in 1902, the Russian Minister of the Interior, Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin, was assassinated by a 20-year-old Socialist Revolutionary (read: anarchist) named Stepan Balmashov.

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Canada needs to act on Saudis’ targeting of dissidents

The release of a CIA report holding Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 matters to Canadians, because the same sort of thing can happen here. We’ve already seen the evidence.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 23, 1984: Parliamentary candidate assassinated in Spain

On this day in 1984 a hooded gunman assassinated a Socialist candidate for the regional parliament, three days before the hotly contested Basque elections

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December Today in Terrorism

December 14, 1976: Leftist assassination in Greece of police officer

The leftist November 17 Revolutionary Organisation claimed the assassination of a Greek police officer in Athens in December 1976

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How does assassinating an Iranian nuclear scientist make us safer?

If one nation decides to unilaterally take out another’s citizen what stops the desire for legitimate retribution?

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November Today in Terrorism

November 30, 1989: Red Army Faction assassination of German banker

The Red Army Fraction (aka the Baader-Meinhof gang) assassinated a German banker in November 1989

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November Today in Terrorism

November 16, 1992: Assassination of head of Sri Lankan navy

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam assassinated the head of the Sri Lankan navy and his Flag Lieutenant in November 1992.

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November Today in Terrorism

November 4, 1995: Assassination of Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin

The November 1995 assassination of Israeli PM Rabin by a Jewish extremist is a good reminder that terrorism knows no religious bounds.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 17, 2001: Assassination of Israeli minister

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine assassinated the Israeli Tourism Minister at a hotel in Jerusalem in October 2001.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 9, 2001: Killing of Ahmad Shah Massoud in Afghanistan

Al Qaeda killed Afghan Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud on September 9, 2001 in what was seen as a harbinger of 9/11.