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Israeli PM Netanyahu office not commenting on Iranian nuclear scientist killing

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office was not commenting on reports of an attack on Friday on a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist, an official from Netanyahu’s office said.

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Prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated east of the capital Tehran on Friday, Iran’s defense ministry confirmed in a statement.

Fakhrizadeh died in hospital due to injuries sustained during a shoot-out between his bodyguards and “armed terrorists” Friday afternoon, the statement said.

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