The Guardian has reported that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iranian nuclear scientist, was ambushed with explosives and machine gun fire in the town of Absard, 70km east of Tehran. Efforts to resuscitate him in hospital failed. His bodyguard and family members were also wounded.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said Israel was probably to blame, and an adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, vowed retaliation. “We will strike as thunder at the killers of this oppressed martyr and will make them regret their action,” tweeted Hossein Dehghan.

There is no evidence of a role for Israel in this attack, but it is highly unlikely that anyone other than Israel ordered or planned this terrorist attack.

This is an obvious violation of international laws. A state-sponsored terrorism encourages other countries to get involved in such actions and with that, world will be in absolute chaos.

It is not the first attack on Iranian scientists. Not even first that one balming Israel. This terror attack is only the last on long list of attacks blamed on Israel.

Ardeshir Hosseinpour, Masoud Alimohammadi, Majid Shahriari, Fereydoon Abbasi, Darioush Rezaeinejad, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan are other Iranian nuclear scientists that are assassinated, all believed in Israeli-sponsored terrorist attacks.