BREAKING: Top Iranian Scientist, Leader of Tehran’s Military Nuclear Program Killed in Iran

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killed in an attack in Absard, east of Tehran

State TV on Friday cited sources confirming the death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and said it would offer more information shortly. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

(FOX NEWS) – An Iranian scientist dubbed the leader of Tehran’s military nuclear program until it was ended in the early 2000s was reportedly killed on Friday, according to Iran state media.

State TV on Friday cited sources confirming the death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and said it would offer more information shortly.

The semiofficial Fars news agency reported that he was killed in an attack in Absard, to the east of Tehran. It said witnesses heard the sound of an explosion and then machine gun fire, according to reports. The attack targeted a car that Fakhrizadeh was in, the agency said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once called out Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in a news conference saying: “Remember that name.”

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