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Car bomb kills Iranian scientist
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:20PM
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Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan's partly-blown car is seen in this photo after his assassination in Tehran on January 11, 2012.
A car bomb explosion in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has killed a nuclear scientist and his driver, and wounded one bystander.


On Wednesday morning, an unknown motorcyclist attached a sticky bomb to Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan's car near Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran.

Ahmadi Roshan was immediately killed as the result of the explosion, and his driver and a bystander, who had sustained injuries, were transferred to Resalat hospital.

The driver, identified as Reza Qashqaei, passed away later on Wednesday in hospital.

Ahmadi Roshan was a Sharif University of Technology chemical engineering graduate and served as marketing deputy of Iran's Natanz nuclear facility.

On November 29, 2010, unidentified terrorists slapped adhesive bombs onto the vehicles of Iranian university professors Majid Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi and detonated them.

Professor Shahriari was killed immediately, but Dr. Abbasi, the current director of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, and his wife sustained minor injuries and were rushed to a hospital.

On December 2, 2010, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced that the Israeli Mossad, the American CIA, and the British MI6 all played a role in those attacks.

Professor Masoud Ali-Mohammadi, another scholar at Tehran University, was assassinated by a booby-trapped motorbike in the Iranian capital in January 2010.

The bombing took place near the professor's home in northern Tehran.

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