Iranian deputy industry minister shot dead in Tehran -IRNA

By REUTERS
November 10, 2013 22:34

DUBAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - An unidentified attacker shot dead Iranian Deputy Industries Minister Safdar Rahmat Abadi in Tehran on Sunday evening, the state news agency IRNA reported.

It said the minister had been shot in the head and chest as he got into his car in the east of the capital.

Witnesses said the incident happened at around 7:50 p.m. , IRNA said.

"Investigations show that two shots were fired from inside the vehicle," the agency quoted a police official as saying.

"That two shells were found inside the car shows a strong likelihood that the assailant was inside the car and in conversation with Mr Abadi. There was no sign of struggle at the scene of the killing."


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