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Gunfire from two or more directions passing through the same area.‘a photographer was killed in the crossfire’figurative ‘grape growers have been caught in the crossfire of the boycott’
- ‘His late father was treated for gunshot wounds after being caught in gang crossfire when his son was 18.’
- ‘However, if such are killed in crossfire or if used as human shields, they become collateral damage.’
- ‘Aid workers have been caught in crossfire between warring groups of militia or bandits.’
- ‘Five civilians caught in the crossfire were killed and 14 wounded, hospital officials said.’
- ‘Three civilians were caught in the crossfire and killed, and one was wounded.’
- ‘A teenage boy was killed in the crossfire, and two soldiers were wounded.’
- ‘There are fears that some of the officially acknowledged deaths were in fact civilians caught in crossfire or killed for political reasons.’
- ‘He saw that his teammate was caught in crossfire, a dozen fighters both good and bad surrounding him.’
- ‘The open fire regulations were strict because of the fear of friendly crossfire.’
- ‘Two civilians, caught in the crossfire, were also killed, the report said.’
- ‘The crossfire between the two groups was brutal.’
- ‘Elsewhere, suspected rebels shot dead three civilians, a bystander was killed in crossfire and five more militants were gunned down by troops, police said.’
- ‘A policeman and a civilian caught in crossfire were also killed.’
- ‘The lieutenant went back to find more than 15 men killed by machine-gun crossfire.’
- ‘Jack winced as a heavy bracket of crossfire rocked his ship.’
- ‘One civilian was killed and a second was wounded in crossfire.’
- ‘It may be that the manacled prisoners were caught in crossfire.’
- ‘Second, it serves as a reminder of the tragic toll war takes on innocents who find themselves caught in the crossfire between contending armies.’
- ‘In the crossfire over 400 men were killed and a similar number wounded.’
- ‘Instead of facing a firing squad, however, they were abandoned in no man's land so that they would be killed by crossfire.’
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