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TEHERAN, Iran — Separate but identical bomb attacks have killed a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist and wounded another in Teheran, Iran's state TV reported Monday morning.
The state television web site said attackers riding on motorcycles
attached bombs to the car windows of the scientists as they were driving
to their workplaces.
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One bomb killed Majid Shahriari, a member of the nuclear engineering
faculty at the Tehran University, and wounded his wife.
The second blast seriously wounded nuclear physicist Fereidoun Abbasi.
At least two other Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed in recent
years. Iran has said it suspects the attacks were part of a covert
attempt by the West to undermine the country's nuclear program.