An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed Tuesday by a
remote-controlled bomb planted on a motorcycle parked outside his home,
state news outlets reported. Government-controlled media reports blamed
the attack on “anti-revolutionary” elements within the country and on
Iran’s foreign foes.
Masoud Ali-Mohammadi, described by his colleagues as a non-political
person, was killed as he left his house in the north Tehran
neighborhood of Qetariyeh. Tehran’s chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari
Dolatabadi said Ali-Mohammadi was a nuclear scientist.