A university lecturer and nuclear scientist has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran, reports say.
Iranian media sources named the casualty as Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, an
academic who also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility.
The blast happened after a motorcyclist stuck an apparent bomb to the car, said Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency.
Several Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated in recent years, with Iran blaming Israel and the US.
Both countries deny the accusations.
Iran’s Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi told state television that
the attack against Mr Ahmadi-Roshan would not stop “progress” in the
country’s nuclear programme.
He called the killing “evidence of [foreign] government-sponsored terrorism”.
Local sources said Wednesday’s blast took place at a faculty of Iran’s Allameh Tabatai university.
Two others were reportedly also injured in the blast, which took place near Gol Nabi Street, in the north of the capital.