|Mujtaba Ahmedi, dead as a doorknob|
Iranian Cyber Warfare Commander Shot Dead in Suspected Assassination
- Damien McElroy and Ahmad Vahdat
Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander of Iran's Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead near Karaj, northwest of Tehran. The commander of the local police said that two people on a motorbike had been involved in the assassination. Iran has been accused of carrying out a number of cyber attacks detected in the West.
Iran on cyber commander’s death: “not an assassination"
Less than a day after reports of Iran’s cyber warfare commander’s death began streaming in, official sources in the Revolutionary Guards respond for the first time today (Thursday) claiming that it was a “terrible incident” and refuting claims of an assassination.
Last night the British Telegraph reported that Mujtaba Ahmedi, the senior officer in Iran’s cyber warfare unit, was found dead in a forest area north of Teheran. According to the report he was shot twice in the chest by an unknown. “I saw to bullet wounds in his chest, it appears that he was shot with a gun at close range” an eyewitness was quoted.