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Top Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated near Tehran

The head of Iran's nuclear program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated near Tehran, the semi-official Fars news reported on Friday.

The attack took place in in Absard, east of the capitol. 

The state-run Press TV stressed that initial reports came from "unofficial sources," but state broadcaster IRIB reported the assassination as well.