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Five Syrian nuclear scientists have reportedly been killed by unknown assailants while riding a bus north of Damascus, near the research center where they worked, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.
“Unidentified attackers murdered five nuclear energy engineers who worked in the scientific research center near the neighborhood of Barzeh, northern Damascus,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
The news agency meanwhile reports that four of the atomic engineers were Syrian, while the other one was Iranian.
“Their bus was ambushed while they were on their way to the research centre. Their assailants shot them dead,” Rahman said.
So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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