This category is primarily to group the OTL and fictional assassins categories for supercategorization purposes. Articles on characters who were assassins should be put into one or both of those categories, not this one.

Assassination is the deliberate killing of a person, often (but not always) a political leader or ruler, usually for political reasons or payment.

An assassination may be prompted by religious, political, or military motives; it is an act that may be done for financial gain, to avenge a grievance, from a desire to acquire fame or notoriety, or because of a military, security or insurgent group's command to carry out the homicide.


This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.


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