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Argentina prosecutor who accused president of ordering impunity for Iran suspects found dead

  • FILE - In this May 29, 2013 file photo, Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association community center, talks to journalists in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In a statement released Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was investigating the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center and accused President Cristina Fernandez of reaching a deal with Iran to avoid punishing those responsible. was found dead late Sunday Jan. 18, 2015 in his apartment in Buenos Aires, officials said. Nisman was due to participate in a closed-door session with Congress Monday.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

    FILE - In this May 29, 2013 file photo, Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association community center, talks to journalists in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In a statement released Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was investigating the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center and accused President Cristina Fernandez of reaching a deal with Iran to avoid punishing those responsible. was found dead late Sunday Jan. 18, 2015 in his apartment in Buenos Aires, officials said. Nisman was due to participate in a closed-door session with Congress Monday.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police carry the remains of prosecutor Alberto Nisman outside his house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, early Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.  Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman who accused the government of secret deals with Iran over an investigation into a 1994 terrorist attack was found dead, officials said early Monday. He was due to participate in a closed-door session with Congress Monday over his claim last week that de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman covered up a deal with Iran.(AP Photo/Pablo Aharonian-DyN)

    Police carry the remains of prosecutor Alberto Nisman outside his house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, early Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman who accused the government of secret deals with Iran over an investigation into a 1994 terrorist attack was found dead, officials said early Monday. He was due to participate in a closed-door session with Congress Monday over his claim last week that de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman covered up a deal with Iran.(AP Photo/Pablo Aharonian-DyN)  (The Associated Press)

  • An ambulance carrying the remains of prosecutor Alberto Nisman leaves the area outside his apartment in Buenos Aires, Argentina, early Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.  Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman who accused the government of secret deals with Iran over an investigation into a 1994 terrorist attack was found dead, officials said early Monday. He was due to participate in a closed-door session with Congress Monday over his claim last week that de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman covered up a deal with Iran.(AP Photo/Pablo Aharonian-DyN)

    An ambulance carrying the remains of prosecutor Alberto Nisman leaves the area outside his apartment in Buenos Aires, Argentina, early Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman who accused the government of secret deals with Iran over an investigation into a 1994 terrorist attack was found dead, officials said early Monday. He was due to participate in a closed-door session with Congress Monday over his claim last week that de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman covered up a deal with Iran.(AP Photo/Pablo Aharonian-DyN)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in Argentina say a special prosecutor who had accused President Cristina Fernandez of ordering impunity for Iranian suspects in the South American country's worst terrorist attack has been fatally shot.

Alberto Nisman, who was set to testify Monday in a closed-door hearing, was found in the bathroom of his Buenos Aires apartment late Sunday, federal prosecutor Viviana Fein told Telam, Argentina's official news agency.

Nisman had been appointed 10 years ago by the president's late husband, then President Nestor Kirchner, to investigate the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people and injured more than 200. In 2013, Argentina and Iran reached an agreement to investigate the attack, which remains unsolved.