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Iranian Nuclear Science Pro Tip: Don’t Exit Your Bulletproof Vehicle When You Hear the Sound of Gunfire


In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry, military personnel stand near the flag-draped coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a scientist who was killed on Friday, during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Fakhrizadeh founded Iran’s military nuclear program two decades ago, and the Islamic Republic’s defense minister vowed to continue the man’s work “with more speed and more power.” (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

The Fars News report said [Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen] Fakhrizadeh was traveling with his wife in a bulletproof car, alongside three security personnel vehicles, when he heard what sounded like bullets hitting a vehicle, and he exited the car to determine what had happened.

When he got out, a remote-controlled machine gun opened fire from a Nissan stopped about 150 meters (164 yards) from Fakhrizadeh’s car, the agency said.

Fakhrizadeh was hit at least three times, according to Fars News. His bodyguard was also shot. Following the gunfire, the Nissan exploded, the news agency reported, adding the attack lasted three minutes.

– Sara Mazloumsaki in Assassinated Iranian nuclear scientist shot with remote-controlled machine gun, news agency says



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