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A prominent Iranian nuclear physicist has been assassinated by unknown terrorists, informed sources with the Iranian police say, Press TV reported.
The assailants who were riding a motorcycle attacked killed Daryoush Rezaie, 35, in front of his house in eastern Tehran on Saturday afternoon, ISNA reported.
His wife sustained injuries following the attack and was immediately transferred to hospital.
On November 29, 2010, two other Iranian academics became the target of terrorist attacks.
Unidentified terrorists detonated bombs in the vehicles of Dr. Majid Shahriari and Professor Fereydoun Abbasi in separate locations in Tehran. Shahriari was killed immediately but Abbasi and his wife sustained injuries.
On December 2, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced that Mossad, CIA and MI6 spy agencies played a role in those attacks.
Meanwhile, Resolution 1747 adopted by the United Nations Security Council in March 2007 against the Islamic Republic cited Abbasi's name as a "nuclear scientist," thus suggesting that perpetrators behind the assassination could be traced through those who included the professor's name in the UN resolution.