Iranian officials, called the “father” of Iran’s nuclear program, were the target of an attempted assassination in a mountain resort area outside the capital Tehran, Iranian media reported.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is described as a scientist working on the most sensitive aspects of Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. An international investigator inspecting the country’s atomic technology program has failed for years to interview him about his work.
Some media outlets reported that he had died, while others said he was clinging to life in the hospital.
He was reportedly targeted in the town of Absard, about 50 miles east of central Tehran, after witnesses described it as a shootout. He was born in 1951.
Mastermind of Iran’s nuclear program aimed at “assassination” attacks
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