Tehran: A car bombing
in Tehran killed a nuclear scientist Wednesday, the latest in a
string of attacks against such scientists in Iran, media reports
A motorcyclist placed the bomb under Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan's car,
according to Iran's Fars news agency.
Wednesday's blast took place at a faculty of Iran's Allameh
Tabatai university near Gol Nabi Street. Two others were also
injured in the blast, which took place in the north of the
capital, BBC reported.
Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was a graduate of oil industry university and
supervised a department at Natanz uranium enrichment facility in
Isfahan province, said Fars.
The attack followed a pattern that killed nuclear scientists in
the country in the past.
In July last year, nuclear physicist Daryoush Rezaie was killed in
an attack in front of his Tehran house by assailants on a
In November 2010, Majid Shahriari, a member of the nuclear
engineering faculty at Shahid Beheshti University, was killed in
Tehran in a bomb blast. The bomb was attached to his car by a
Another scientist, Fereydoon Abbasi Davani, later head of the
Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, was injured in an attack.
In January 2010, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, a physics professor, died
when a motorcycle fitted with explosives exploded near his car.
Iran's controversial nuclear programme has been the subject of
global concern. The US and other Western countries fear Iran wants
to develop nuclear weapons, an allegation denied by Tehran which
says the technology was for peaceful purposes.