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October Today in Terrorism

October 8, 1977: ETA assassinates mayor in Spain

On October 8 of that year ETA killed Augusto Unceta Barrenechea, mayor of Guernica, and his two bodyguards.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 14, 1911: Assassination of Russian Prime Minister

On September 14, 1911 Russian Premier Pyotr Stolypin was shot by a ‘revolutionary’ named Dmitry Bogrov

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June Today in Terrorism

June 24, 1894: Assassination of French President Carnot

On June 24, 1894 French President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot was killed by an Italian anarchist just after he left a banquet in Lyon

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May Today in Terrorism

May 21, 1991: Assassination of former Indian PM Gandhi

On May 21, 1991 former Indian Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a member of the Sri Lankan terrorist group LTTE

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May Today in Terrorism

May 1, 1981: Assassination of city councillor in Vienna

On May 1, 1981 Vienna city Councillor Heinz Nittel, co-founder of the Austrian Jewish Welcome Service, was assassinated

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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?