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TEHRAN, (Reuters) – An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed in the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday, Iran’s student news agency ISNA reported without giving his name.

“An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated in front of his house today … and his wife was also wounded,” it said.

No other details were immediately available.

Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency, quoting an unnamed police source, said police were investigating the assassination which took place in an eastern Tehran area.

In November, an Iranian scientist was killed and another was wounded in Tehran. In the past few months, the Islamic Republic has arrested a number of alleged “nuclear spies,” warning citizens against leaking information to foreign secret services.

Iran is at odds with the United States and its allies over its nuclear work, which the West says is a cover to build bombs. Iran denies the allegations.