Iran assassination: Defence Ministry says high level nuclear scientist killed near Tehran

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Leading scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was killed near the capital of Tehran the ministry stated. 

Fakhrizadeh is an incredibly important figure in Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and has been likened to Robert Oppenheimer – the man credited with helping to establish the nuclear bomb. 

Such is his importance in the country, some foreign leaders had even mentioned him in briefs. 

State media reported the scientist had been killed in his car following an explosion. 

It has also been alleged that machine gunfire occurred shortly after the blast. 

He was rushed to the hospital following the attack but emergency services were unable to revive him. 

No group or organisation has taken responsibility for the attack as it stands. 

More to follow…

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