'Iran has made arrests for scientist killing'

Iran has made arrests over a scientist’s assassination last week blamed on Israel and the US, parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday, vowing his country would avenge the death using ''non-terrorist'' tactics.

He did not specify how many people were arrested or when the arrests were made, or give any details on the suspects’ identities or nationalities.

“We have discovered some clues and some arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing,” Larijani told Iran’s Arabic-language broadcaster al-Alam.

Various Iranian officials have blamed Israel and the United States for the January 11 killing of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a 32-year-old deputy director of Iran’s main uranium enrichment plant. Ahmadi Roshan died along with his driver after assassins on a motorbike fixed a magnetic bomb to his car.

It was the fifth such attack targeting Iran’s scientists in the past two years. Four other scientists died in the attacks, while one managed to escape.

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