Scene of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's assassination
Scene of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's assassinationReuters

Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed by a robot, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in November 2020, and initial reports claimed he was gunned down by a remote-controlled machine gun.

According to the new Times report, the gun was planted in a pickup truck by Iranian agents, and operated by a Mossad sniper working on a computer located outside Iran.

The newspaper also said that the gun was a beta test of a weapon "kitted out with artificial intelligence and multiple-camera eyes, operated via satellite and capable of firing 600 rounds a minute."

The truck itself was filled with explosives intended to destroy the robotic gun, but the force of the blast flung the equipment out of the truck intact, leaving evidence of the weapon, the Times said.