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FARS – Terrorists Kill Commerce Deputy of Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment Site
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian university professor and deputy director at Natanz enrichment facility was killed in a terrorist bomb blast in a Northern Tehran neighborhood on Wednesday morning.
The magnetic bomb which was planted by an unknown motorcyclist under the car of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, a professor at Tehran’s technical university, also wounded two other Iranian nationals in Seyed Khandan neighborhood in Northern Tehran.
Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was a graduate of oil industry university and a deputy director of Natanz uranium enrichment facility for commercial affairs.
No more details have been revealed about the blast.
The blast took place on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, who was also assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010.
The today bombing method was similar to the 2010 terrorist bomb attacks against the then university professor, Fereidoun Abbassi Davani – who is now the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization – and his colleague Majid Shahriari.
Terrorists Kill Commerce Deputy of Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment Site
IRNA – University lecturer killed in car explosion in Tehran
Tehran, Jan 11, IRNA – A university lecturer was killed and two others injured when a magnetic bomb attached to a car exploded Wednesday morning.
University professor, Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, who was in the car with two passengers, was killed in the blast.
The two injured passengers of the car were taken to a hospital.
The explosion took place after a motorcyclist stuck a bomb on the side of the car, a Peugeot 405, in Ketabi square in eastern Tehran, this morning.
A security official told IRNA that the incident looked like previous terrorist attacks on nuclear scientists by agents of the Zionist regime.
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CNN – A blast in a Tehran neighborhood reportedly killed a nuclear scientist Wednesday morning, the latest in a string of attacks against such scientists in the country that Iran has blamed on Israel.
A motorcyclist placed a magnetic bomb under Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan’s Peugeot 405, the country’s IRNA news agency said.
The blast wounded two others who were passengers in the car, the news agency said.
Roshan worked at Natanz uranium enrichment facility in Isfahan province, according to another news agency, Fars.
The Wednesday attack followed a similar mode of operation as others that have killed nuclear scientists in the capital city.
On January 12, 2010, Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist Massoud Ali Mohammadi was killed in a blast when an assailant stuck a bomb under his car. Officials later arrested a person in connection with that incident
In November 2010, nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari was killed in a blast where, again, a bomb was stuck under a car by someone on a motorcycle.
“The bomb used in the (Wednesday) explosion was a magnetic bomb, the same kind that were used in previous assassinations of Iranian scientists. And the fact is that this is the work of the Zionists,” Fars news agency quoted Tehran’s Deputy Governor Safarali Baratloo as saying.
Iran uses the term ‘Zionist’ to refer to Israel.
The nation has been engaged in a war of words with Israel, whom it accuses of trying to destabilize the republic.
Iran maintains its nuclear program is for energy purposes only, disputing allegations by the United States and other countries that it is trying to develop a weapons program.
Ali Ansari, a professor at the Institute for Iranian Studies at Scotland’s University of St Andrews, said more information needs come out about the victims to help determine who’s perpetrating the attacks.
Some have speculated that the victims were members of the opposition movement and could have been targeted by internal forces, Ansari said.
“But if it is true that Israel is behind it, Iran should make a formal complaint to the U.N. so they can get an answer from Israel,” Ansari said.”Because if they really think some other country is killing their nuclear experts, why are they not giving them more protection?”
Iran’s 1st Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said the attacks would not stop the country from achieving its scientific goals, IRNA reported.
“Iranian scientists become more determined to take steps in line with the aspirations of the Islamic Republic in spite of terrorist operations,” Rahimi told the news agency.