Authorities says Israel used remote-controlled machine gun mounted on a car to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Fakhrizadeh reportedly exited his bulletproof vehicle when he heard what sounded like bullets hitting his vehicle.
A pickup fitted with remote-controlled machine gun then opened fire on Fakhrizadeh before the parked car exploded.
Iranian authorities has blamed Israel for the attack that killed its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh last week Friday.
Fakhrizadeh was reportedly travelling in a bulletproof vehicle when his convoy was attacked.
The head of Iran’s national security council on Monday said Fakhrizadeh was assassinated with a remote controlled machine gun mounted on a car.
“It was a very complex mission using electronic equipment,”
“There was no-one present at the scene.”
Monday’s statement by the Iranian government appears to contradict earlier official accounts of a roadside ambush.
Local media, Al Alam, had made a similar claim that weapons “controlled by satellite” were used in killing Fakhrizadeh.
Fakhrizadeh was reportedly travelling alongside three security personnel vehicles when he heard what sounded like bullets hitting his bulletproof vehicle.
The 59 year old, credited for masterminding secret atomic weapons programme, is said to have exited his armoured vehicle to see what had happened.
A Nissan pickup fitted with a remote-controlled machine gun then opened fire on Fakhrizadeh from about 150 yards away before the parked car exploded.
Photos from the scene showed a black Nissan sedan with bullet holes through windshield and blood pooled on the road.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was the fifth Iranian nuclear scientists to be killed in ten years. He joined four other scientists that have been killed between 2010 and 2012
Friday’s assassinaton comes 10 months after IRGC Quds Force chief General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone airstrike in January this year.