Iranian media information about the assassination conflicted. While Fars said that Iranian nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh was shot to death in the capital, Tehran, Tasnim Agency said that Fakhrizadeh is still in the operating room in an attempt to save his life.
However, the Iranian Ministry of Defense confirmed in a statement that “armed terrorist elements attacked at noon Friday a car carrying Fakhrizadeh, Head of the Research and Technology Center at the Ministry of Defense. During the clash between his security team and the terrorists, Mr. Fakhrizadeh was seriously injured and hospitalized. Unfortunately, The medical team did not success in reviving it, and a few minutes ago, this director and the scientist, after years of effort and struggle, obtained a high degree, "according to the statement's description.