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Tehran bomb kills university professor

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Tehran bomb kills university professor


A remote-controlled bomb has killed a Tehran University professor, according to Iranian state television.

Named as Massoud Mohammadi, authorities say he was a high-ranking nuclear scientist. The academic was apparently killed by a booby-trapped motorbike near his home in the capital.

Iranian media is blaming so-called “counter-revolutionary” elements and Israel.

A neighbour described the blast as very powerful, shattering windows.

Iran is embroiled in a dispute with the West over its nuclear ambitions. It is also in a period of heightened tension, after a disputed presidential election plunged the Islamic Republic into turmoil.

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