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#Assassination Attempt

From TheJournal.ie Russian gang suspected of assassination attempt on Kinahan leader in Portugal Assassination Attempt

Russian gang suspected of assassination attempt on Kinahan leader in Portugal

The incident happened earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie John Hinckley, the man who shot US President Ronald Reagan, is now a free man Assassination

John Hinckley, the man who shot US President Ronald Reagan, is now a free man

He had been residing in a psychiatric hospital after being found not guilty by reason on insanity following the crime.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed Assassination

Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed

Pervez Musharraf is on trial for treason and could face the death penalty but some are unconvinced the government will complete the trial.

From TheJournal.ie Column: They shot her at point blank range in the head – but it made her stronger Opinion

Column: They shot her at point blank range in the head – but it made her stronger

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban last year. Today, on her 16th birthday, she will lead the first ever youth takeover of the UN in New York to speak about the importance education, writes Kelley Farrell.

From TheJournal.ie Malala to become honorary member of DIT students' union Malala

Malala to become honorary member of DIT students' union

Malala Yousufzai grabbed worldwide headlines last year when she survived an attempted assassination in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian prime minister escapes assassination attempt Syria

Syrian prime minister escapes assassination attempt

Wael al-Halqi was travelling through Damascus when his convoy was targeted earlier today, Syrian state television reports.

From TheJournal.ie Six arrested as plot to assassinate Afghan president Hamid Karzai foiled Afghanistan

Six arrested as plot to assassinate Afghan president Hamid Karzai foiled

One of the men arrested was said to be a bodyguard of the Afghan president.

IRANIAN OFFICIALS have denied that the county’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was attacked by a grenade while on a visit to the western city of Hasmadan.

Newswires had reported the attack earlier this morning, but a spokesperson for Ahmadinejad said the explosion was from a “firecracker.”

“It was a firecracker, and a statement will be released soon,” the source told AFP.

Reports on a conservative website claimed that a hand grenade had exploded next to a vehicle carrying reporters accompanying the president in the western city of Hamedan.

President Ahmadinejad later delivered a live televised speech to locals gathered in a stadium, but he made no reference to the incident.

Returers have said Ahmadinejad – a populist hardliner – has accumulated enemies in conservative and reformist circles in the Islamic Republic as well as abroad.

During a speech in Tehran on Monday, Ahmadinejad said he believed he was the target of an assassination plot by Israel. “The stupid Zionists have hired mercenaries to assassinate me,” he said.

The oil market reacted calmly to the alleged attach with an analyst saying, “people are just waiting to see what this is about”.

Meanwhile the White House has rebuffed an offer by Ahmadinejad for a face-to-face debate on foreign policy with US President Obama.