An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated by a remote-controlled machine gun mounted on a car, the country’s semi-official Fars news agency has reported.
Iran has blamed Israel for the attack that took place while the scientist was reportedly travelling in a bulletproof vehicle.
Al Alam, Iranian state TV’s Arabic language channel, has made a similar claim stating that weapons “controlled by satellite” were used in the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Friday.
However the channel has not said what type of weapons were used.
Iran’s foreign minister has blamed for the attack near the capital Tehran.
Mr Fakhrizadeh was travelling in a bulletproof car alongside three security personnel vehicles when he heard what sounded like bullets hitting his car, Fars reported on Sunday.
He is said to have exited the vehicle to see what had happened.
A Nissan fitted with a remote-controlled machine gun then opened fire of Mr Fakhrizadeh from about 150 yards away, Fars reports.