Tehran, Iran – Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, referred to as the” father of Iran’s nuclear bomb program, ” was killed in Abserd, 95 kilometres east of the Iranian capital Tehran.
Iran stressed that Israel was behind the attack, which escalated tensions in the Middle East, while 12 highly trained gunmen were used in the assassination.
The assassination was planned to take place at a roundabout on a wooded Boulevard at the entrance to Abserd. According to this, the assassination team was tracking Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and knew that he was going to Abserd city from Tehran on Friday.
In a mountainous retreat area where 10 thousand people live, rich Tehran residents have a second home, and 59-year-old Fakhrizadeh also had a villa here.
The 12 assassins, described as well-trained and receiving security and intelligence support from abroad, were deployed to the city of Abserd. The remaining 50 members of the 62-man team provided logistical support. There is no information on whether the 50 people in question are in Iran or abroad.
At the point of the ambush, an SUV with four people inside, four motorcycles and two snipers were waiting for Fakhrizadeh to arrive. A booby-trapped pickup truck was also found on the road.
About half an hour before the arrival of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s convoy, electricity was cut off in the area. As the first car in the convoy passed through the roundabout, the assassination team took the position.
As the third vehicle passed, the booby-trapped pickup was detonated. Power poles and transmitters were damaged as a result of the explosion. Fragments of debris were thrown 300 meters away from the impact of the explosion.
Muhsen Fakhrizadeh’s vehicle was hit by 12 assassins, including two snipers.
The hit squad opened fire on the vehicle. An intense gunfight followed.
The leader of the assassination team pulled Fakhrizadeh out of the vehicle and shot him, and after he was sure that he was dead, they disappeared. The hit squad did not suffer any casualties.
Meanwhile, it was confirmed that the attack was orchestrated by Israel.
A funeral was held in Mashhad and Qom for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist and architect of the nuclear program who died as a result of an assassination in Tehran.
Fakhrizadeh’s family, some clerics and political officials attended the ceremony yesterday at the Imam Reza mausoleum in Mashhad, the center of Rezavi Khorasan Province in northeastern Iran, and today at the Masume mausoleum in the city of Qom.
Funeral prayers were also held in the city of Qom for Fakhrizadeh, while ceremonies in Mashhad and Qom were held without prior notice, without the permission of the public and journalists.
Iranian scientist Fakhrizadeh’s funeral will be held in the capital Tehran tomorrow after a ceremony.