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Killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist escalates tension in the Middle East, threatens to derail Biden's plans

Dr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed close to the Damavand campus of Islamic Azad University, about 60km east of central Teheran.PHOTO: EPA-EFE, REUTERS

LONDON - Iran has accused Israel of assassinating one of its top nuclear scientists.

But nobody has yet claimed responsibility for Friday's (Nov 27) attack, in which Dr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was gunned down by anonymous assailants just outside Teheran, Iran's capital city.

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