Report: Iranian scientist assassinated in Tehran

July 23, 2011 - 11:14 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says a scientist has been assassinated in Tehran.

The IRNA report gives no other details, but the hard-line news website javanonline.ir says the man was a nuclear scientist and was targeted by assailants on a motorcycle.

Several Iranian nuclear scientists have been murdered in recent years in attacks Iran has blamed on the U.S. and Israel.