On November 29, the Fars News Agency shared new details on the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist.
The assassination, which took place on November 26, shocked Iran. The Islamic country’s senior officials believe that the Israeli intelligence was behind the well-planned attack.
According to the Fars News Agency, on the day of the attack Fakhrizadeh and his wife were on their way to spend the weekend at their house in a Tehran suburb. They were escorted by three security cars. Midway, the leading car left the motorcade to do a preliminary security check of the house.
Soon after the car left, shots were fired at Fakhrizadeh’s car, which stopped. The victim stepped out to checkout his car thinking that he hit an object or that there was a problem with the engine.
Once Fakhrizadeh was out of his car, he was targeted by a remotely-controlled machine gun that was installed in the trunk of a Nissan pickup 150 meters away. Fakhrizadeh, who was hit by three bullets, was transported to a hospital by helicopter. However, he surrendered to his wounds soon after.NEW DETAILS ON BRAZEN ASSASSINATION IN IRAN: TOP NUCLEAR SCIENTIST WAS KILLED BY REMOTELY-CONTROLLED MACHINE GUN