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Quixplained: How was Iran nuke chief Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated?

A look at how Israel's Mossad carried out the operation from 1,000 miles away, using an AI-assisted machine gun attached to a robotic apparatus fixed onto a Nissan pickup truck.

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in a targeted attack in November 2020. (Express Illustration: Suvajit Dey)

Last year, Iran’s top nuke chief Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an unusual strike, prompting a strong reaction from Iran.

A look at how Israel’s Mossad carried out the operation from 1,000 miles away, using an AI-assisted machine gun attached to a robotic apparatus fixed onto a Nissan pickup truck.

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Since Fakhrizadeh’s killing on November 27 last year, various reports of how he was assassinated have surfaced. Early reports had suggested that he was killed in the midst of a gunfight between his bodyguards. Subsequent reports said he was shot multiple times by a remote-controlled machine gun mounted on a truck that was being operated by an individual who had fled Iran shortly after the killing.

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