In year X there was an attempted assasination of a prominent head or dictator of a country in Africa who is still around to this day.
There was a convoy of 4 jeeps travelling through the desert. The jeep second to the front of the convoy had this particular individual as one of the passengers.Each jeep had four passengers.
One of the other passengers in the jeep with said individual in it was supposed to pull out a pistol and shoot said individual in the head at point blank range.Only they managed to fire a shot that missed completely.
So it was over as soon as it began as they never got a second chance to fire another shot.