Source: Tabnak, Iran
Heart specialist, Dr. Gholamreza Sarabi, was shot in front of his office Wednesday night one day after another physician and university professor, Dr. Abdul-Reza Soudbakhsh was shot dead
Dr. Gholamreza Sarabi in the hospital
Dr. Sarabi was immediately transferred to Imam Hossein
hospital and went under surgery. His overall health condition was announced
satisfactory by the hospital authorities. He is currently under intensive care.
The bullet had hit the left side of his abdomen.
Dr. Sarabi who works in Khatamol-anbia hospital, has reportedly been threatened several times by a number of his patients, head of Iran's Medical System Organization, Dr. Shahabeddin Sadr told Persian service of Mehrnews.
University Professor assassinated in Tehran
A Tehran university associate professor was assassinated by an unknown attacker Tuesday night, the Persian service of ISNA reported Wednesday.
Dr. Abdul-Reza Soud-bakhsh, associate professor of the Tehran University Medical School and a physician of the infection department of Imam Khomeini Hospital was targeted by a bullet of an unknown assailant and immediately died at around 21 pm Tuesday night as soon as he came out of his office, the report by ISNA said.
There is no report yet available on the motive or the identity of the assailant and investigations are already underway by the law enforcement forces.
Dr. Soud-Bakhsh was born in Bandar-anzali, Gilan province in north of Iran in 1949. He had received his PhD degree in medicine from Ferdowsi University in Mashhad, northeast of Iran, and his post-doctorate degree in infectious diseases from Tehran University's Medical School.
On possible link between Dr. Sarabi's assassination attempt and Dr. Abudl-Reza Soudbakhsh's case, who was killed Tuesday night by an unknown assailant, Dr. Sadr said the issue is seriously under investigation by Ministry of Intelligence, Law Enforcement Forces and Interior Ministry.
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