Nuclear expert assassinated in Tehran

Published January 11th, 2012 - 07:04 GMT

A car bomb blast near a square in northern Tehran on Wednesday morning killed one university lecturer and injured two other people. Eyewitnesses said they saw a motorcycle attach a sticky bomb to a car near a college of Allameh Tabatabaei University on Wednesday.

Media reports in Iran identified the victim as nuclear expert Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a professor at Tehran's technical university. Roshan, 32, was a graduate of oil industry university and supervised a department at Natanz uranium enrichment facility in Isfahan province.

Wednesday's blast was similar to the 2010 bomb attacks against the then university professor, Fereidoun Abbassi Davani who is now the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization. He survived the attack. However, his colleague Majid Shahriari was assassinated in separate terrorist bomb attack in Tehran with the latter killed immediately after the blast.

Another Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, was assassinated in a bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010.


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