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January 11, 2012 12:16 pm

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed in Tehran, Iran Blames U.S. and Israel

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo: Kremlin

New York Times – LONDON — A bomber on a motorcycle killed a scientist from Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment site and his bodyguard-driver on Wednesday during the morning commute in Tehran, Iranian media reported, in an assassination that could further elevate international tensions over the Iranian nuclear program and stoke the country’s growing anti-Western belligerence.

It was the fourth such attack reported in two years and, as after the previous episodes, Iranian officials said they believed that the United States and Israel were responsible.

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