Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Again nuclear scientist killed in Tehran
An Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist was killed in a bomb attack in a Northern neighborhood in Tehran on Wednesday morning, the Iranian Fars News Agency reports. Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, supervised a department at Natanz uranium enrichment facility in Isfahan province.
The magnetic bomb which was planted by an unknown motorcyclist to the side of the car of Ahmadi Roshan, a professor at Tehran's technical university, also wounded two other Iranian nationals in Seyed Khandan neighborhood in Northern Tehran.
The blast took place exactly one year after Majid Shahriari, a well-known Iranian nuclear scientist, was killed on January 11, 2010. On that day the same method of attaching magnetic bombs to the side of their cars was used against Shahriari and his colleague, the then university professor, Fereidoun Abbassi Davani. Davani survived and is now the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization. Another Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, was also assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010. The attacks are widely blamed on Israel, possibly in cooperation with agents of the Iranian opposition group Mujaheddin e Khalq.