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One Iranian Scientist Killed, Another Injured In Bomb Attacks In Tehran

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

A university professor was killed and another one wounded in two separate car explosions in Tehran on Monday morning. Both academics, identified as Majid Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi Davani, have been specialists in physics and the faculty members of Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran.

Police say terrorists in both attacks were motorcyclists and attached magnetic bombs to the bodyworks of the physicists' cars. The two academics were on the way to Shahid Beheshti University in north Tehran when they came under attacks.

In the first explosion, Majid Shahriari was killed and two persons including his wife who were accompanying him were wounded.

The second explosion which occurred in the vicinity of Shahid Beheshti University injured Professor Fereydoun Abbasi Davani and his wife. They were immediately transferred to hospital and reportedly are now in good condition.

No group has yet claimed responsibility of the terrorist attacks, Tehran police chief Hossein Sajedinia told reporters.

Police and security officials have launched thorough investigations into these incidents, he added.

Hands of West, Zionist regime involved in Iran's recent terrorist acts: Ahmadinejad
Source: ISNA, Tehran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that hands of western states and Zionist regime are involved in recent terror attempts against Iranian scientists.

"No doubt hands of western states and Zionist regime are involved in recent terrorist attacks today in Iran," Ahmadinejad told a press conference.

Also regarding WikiLeaks documents, he said, "release of WikiLeaks documents seeks evil purposes."

Concerning the document's claimed that some Arab countries have aimed at launching attack against Iran, he said, "release of these documents seek evil purposes and we do not care them."

"We have brotherly and friendly relations with neighboring states and these actions will fail to overshadow the relations," Ahmadinejad said.

As to the IAEA recent report on Iran's nuclear work, he said, "there are many shortcomings with the report including release of Iran's confidential documents which is an unlawful act. Off course, we have nothing to conceal and it does not make any problem for us. "

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