Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan has been killed by a car bomb in Tehran. According to local media sources, the 32-year-old died after two assailants on motorbikes attacked magnetic bombs to his car while he was driving.
Roshan was a university professor who also worked at a key nuclear facility in the country. He is not the first prominent nuclear scientist to be killed in Iran: two years ago, Tehran University physics professor Masoud Ali Mohammad was killed by a different type of car bomb.
Iranian sources have already begun to accuse the US and Israel of being behind the attack. Observers note that Iran’s domestic opposition would be unlikely to have access to sophisticated bombs without help from outside the country. However, both the US and Israel have refused to confirm any involvement.