Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

Professor killed, another wounded in Tehran bomb attacks
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2010 3:27 AM CST
Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated
The reactor building of Iran's nuclear power plant at Bushehr, southern Iran. The country's government says Western agents are behind attacks on its nuclear scientists.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

One prominent nuclear scientist was killed and another wounded in separate attacks in Tehran today. Majid Shahriari, a member of the nuclear-engineering faculty at Tehran University, was killed when an attacker on a motorcycle attached a bomb to his car, AP reports. His colleague was injured in an identical attack in another part of Tehran.

Another Iranian nuclear professor was killed earlier this year when a motorcycle rigged with explosives was detonated outside his home. Iranian authorities, who claim Western governments seeking to thwart the country's nuclear ambitions are behind the attacks on nuclear scientists, issued a statement blaming today's attacks on "Zionist agents" and vowing revenge.
(Read more Iran nuclear facilities stories.)

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