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09-17-2009, 10:18 PM
"Them Kurds have little love for Ahmadinejad,(Abadabadingdong)."

TEHRAN Gunmen shot dead a prominent Iranian cleric on Thursday in the northwest province of Kurdistan, the official IRNA news agency reported, in the latest attack to shake the region.

Mullah Mohammed Sheikh Olislam, who represents the province in Iran's top clerical body the Assembly of Experts, was shot twice in the head by unknown attackers at a mosque in Sanandaj, Kurdistan's main city.

The 86-strong assembly is elected by the public and its members are in charge of selecting the country's supreme leader, supervising his actions and even sacking him if they deem it necessary.

It is the third attack on a high-profile figure in the region in the past week, according to IRNA.

An imam in Sanandaj, a Sunni Muslim seen as an ally of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was killed on Saturday by unknown assailants, media reported