Senior Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, a high-profile figure in the country’s nuclear energy program, has been assassinated in Damavand, east of Tehran.
According to several media reports, the scientist was attacked at 14:30 on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in the Absard region of Davamand.
According to official reports, first several assassins aboard an SUV car started shooting at the scientist’s vehicle (allegedly from other side of the road).
15 seconds later, a Nissan pickup was blown up in a 20-metre distance. Between these two incidents, there has been a shootout between the two sides.
The injured were then transferred to a hospital with a chopper.
The Iranian Defence Ministry later confirmed that Fakhrizadeh has succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. One bodyguard was also reportedly wounded severely. But two other companions also sustained injuries. There were reports that they were his family members.
Unconfirmed reports say one of those involved in assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh is under arrest.
A Professor of physics at the Imam Hussein University, he was a senior scientist at the Iranian Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the assassination, but the Israeli regime has a dark history of hiring hit men to assassinate nuclear scientists and intellectuals in Iran.
Four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated by the Israeli regime between 2010 and 2012.
According to Western intelligence agencies, the acts of terror were carried out by Israeli agents, an accusation Israeli officials never denied.