A prominent Iranian nuclear physicist was shot dead by "unknown terrorists" on Saturday, Iranian police confirmed. The assailants who were riding a motorcycle killed Daryoush Rezaie, 35, in front of his house in eastern Tehran on Saturday afternoon, ISNA reported.
His wife was wounded during the attack and was immediately transferred to hospital.
Dariush Rezai was born in 1965, and earned a doctorate in nuclear physics from the University of Ferdowsi in Mashhad in 2007. He studied nuclear physics at a university in Tehran.
On November 29, 2010, two other Iranian nuclear experts were gunned down in similar circumstances. A few days later, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced that Israel's Mossad, CIA and MI6 spy agencies played a role in those attacks.