The assassination threatens to escalate tensions between Iran and the US and its close ally Israel, with some warning of the risk of a major conflict in the Middle East.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, 59, was “seriously wounded” when assailants targeted his car before being engaged in a gunfight with his bodyguards, the defence ministry said.
It added that Fakhrizadeh, who headed the ministry’s research and innovation organisation, was later “martyred” after medics failed to revive him.
I’m not sure Israel is responsible.
Sure ii Fakhrizadeh had been killed by poisoning, a hit and run or similar I’d think Israel.
But how would Israel get half a dozen agents into Iran fully armed, carry out the attack, and escape without trace?
I mean Mossad is good at what they do, but are they that good?