Report: Bomb Kills Iran University Professor

Published January 11, 2012 6:36AM (EST)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency says a bomb has killed a university professor, in an attack coinciding with the second anniversary of a explosion that killed a senior Iranian nuclear scientist.

Fars says an assailant on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the car of Mostafa Ahmadi on Wednesday morning, killing the professor and injuring two others. The incident took place near Gol Nabi Street in north Tehran, it said.

It was not immediately clear if Ahmadi was involved in Iran's nuclear program, or in what department he was teaching. However, several Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated in recent years. Tehran has blamed the killings on Israel and the U.S. Both countries deny the accusations.

By Salon Staff

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