A group “active in the post-election riots” in Iran claimed it assassinated a nuclear physics scientist on Tuesday, an Iranian media outlet said.

Fars News Agency said the accepted responsibility for the killing of Dr. Massoud Ali Mohammadi, a nuclear scientist and professor at Tehran University in a bomb blast near his home in northern Tehran.

“Members of this association had infiltrated into the country and had been active in the post-election riots of last June and played a part in setting public property on fire and inciting people to riot,” Fars reported.

“It had been established during trials (of some of the members of this association) it had been established that they were in charge of showing people how to make Molotov cocktails and setting public places on fire.” CNN

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