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Attempt to murder a person by surprise attack. Usually referred to killing a politician.

Questions regarding a particular assassination, like the method, weapon, circumstances etc., or assassins are valid. Also questions regarding the history of assassinations in various epochs in history are valid.

You should avoid questions "what if" or speculations if there are no good sources.

For Assassins, a medieval political-religious group in the Middle-East, use tags or .

Assassination can have political reasons, religious or can be a part of military tactics.

Some notable historical figures who were targets of assassination attempts (some unsuccessful):