The victim, identified as Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, was a chemical engineering graduate of Iran’s prominent Sharif University of Technology and served as marketing deputy of Iran’s Natanz nuclear installation.
Witnesses say they spotted a motorcyclist attaching a sticky bomb to a car near a college of the Allameh Tabatabaei University in the Iranian capital on Wednesday.
An investigation is underway over the incident.
Wednesday’s terror bombing bears the hallmark of a 2010 terror attack that killed Majid Shahriari, another university professor, in Tehran.
On November 29, 2010, unidentified terrorists slapped adhesive bombs onto the vehicles of Iranian university professors Majid Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi and detonated them.
Professor Shahriari was killed immediately, but Dr. Abbasi, the current director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, and his wife sustained minor injuries and were rushed to a hospital.
On December 2, 2010, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced that the Israeli Mossad, the American CIA, and the British MI6 all played a role in those attacks.
Professor Masoud Ali-Mohammadi, another scholar at Tehran University, was assassinated by a booby-trapped motorbike in the Iranian capital in January 2010.
The terror bombing took place near the professor’s home in northern Tehran.