Top Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated in Tehran

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Top Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated in Tehran

TEHRAN - A senior Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated in Damavand, east of Tehran, on Friday, confirmed country’s defence ministry.

The ministry in a statement said that “armed terrorist elements” attacked the car carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, head of the Defense Ministry’s Research and Innovation Organization.

Reports said that the vehicle of the top scientist was intercepted with a blast on Mostafa Khomeini road and it followed by firing. Fakhrizadeh received bullet injuries and he was shifted to hospital for treatment but could not survive.

No one has claimed responsibility of the attack but it happened at a time when the US and Israel have threatened to attack the Islamic country.