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Iran’s top nuclear scientist shot dead near Tehran

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, identified by Israel as director of nuclear weapons programme, ambushed in street

An Iranian nuclear scientist described as the guru of Iran’s nuclear programme has been gunned down in the street in a town near Tehran.

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was ambushed in the town of Absard, about 40 miles east of Tehran. Four assailants opened fire after witnesses heard an explosion. Efforts to resuscitate Fakhrizadeh failed. His bodyguard was wounded.

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