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Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated in Tehran, Mehr Says

An Iranian scientist working in the nation’s nuclear program was assassinated in Tehran today, the state-run Mehr news agency reported, citing local police.

Dariush Rezaei was killed and his wife was injured when assailants riding motorcycles opened fire in front of his home in the capital, the agency said. Razaei, a university professor, had a degree in neutron physics and worked in Iran’s nuclear plant’s department, the Mehr agency reported.