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Egypt VP Omar Suleiman Targeted in Assassination Attempt That Killed Two Bodyguards

February 4, 2011 politisite 0

DEVELOPING: A failed assassination attempt on Egypt’s vice president in recent days left two of his bodyguards dead, U.S. sources tell Fox News, though that information has yet to be confirmed on the ground in Cairo.Such an attempt on the life of Omar Suleiman would mark an alarming turn in the uprising against the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who only recently named Suleiman as vice president in an effort […]

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WikiLeaks Memos Say Ex-ISI Chief Plotted Karzai Assassination

July 29, 2010 politisite 0

According to this news item from Afghanistan’s Outlook Afghanistan, the documents reveal that among other things, in 2008, retired Lieutenant General Hamid Gul, the former chief of Pakistan’s ISI, “plotted to kill President Karzai” with al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives, and that “an ISI officer, Colonel Muhammad Yousaf, directed Taliban leader Maulvi Ezatullah to supervise the assassination.” The article is packaged with an Al-Jazeera interview with Gul, in which he denies each and every charge against him.