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Iranian academic killed in terror attack
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:20AM
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An Iranian academic has been killed and another university professor and his wife wounded in two separate car explosions in Tehran.

Yet unknown terrorists exploded the cars of Dr. Majid Shahriari and professor Fereydoun Abbasi in separate places on Monday morning between 7-8 a.m. local time, IRNA reported.

Shahriari was killed immediately, but professor Abbasi and his wife received injuries and were transferred to hospital.

The two were professors at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran.

Tehran Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Sajedinia said a motorcycle approached Shahriari's car and attached a bomb to the car which exploded a few seconds later.

He added that in a separate incident terrorists this time attached another bomb to Abbasi's car and escaped. He noted that the professor and his wife were wounded in the attack and are now in good health conditions.

Resolution 1747 adopted by the United Nations Security Council in March 2007 against the Islamic Republic cited the name of Abbasi as a "nuclear scientist," thus suggesting that perpetrators behind the assassination could be traced through those who included the professor's name in the UN resolution.

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