An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed on Monday and another university professor and his wife were hurt in two separate car blasts in Tehran. News agencies reported "unknown terrorists" detonated the cars of Dr. Majid Shahriari and Prof. Fereydoun Abbasiin in separate locations in the capital on Monday morning, IRNA reported.
Shahriari was killed immediately, but Abbasi and his wife suffered injuries and were transferred to hospital.
The two were professors at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. Fars news agency said Israel and the US stand behind the explosions.