ANKARA, Turkey -- Two gunmen riding motorcycles assassinated the governor-general of Iran's Gilan province Monday and the Islamic regime executed 27 more opponents in front of firing squads, the official Pars news agency reported.
Mohammed Ali Ansari, 35, was rushed to a nearby hospital after being shot by the unidentified attackers, but died a few minutes later, Pars said.
The gunmen, who used Israeli-made Uzi machine guns to spray Ansari's car with 11 bullets, also critically wounded an Ansari aide in the attack in the provincial capital of Rasht, 150 miles northwest of Tehran.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assassination of Ansari, which came at the end of a seven-day official mourning for the victims of the attack on the fundamentalist party's headquarters.
Gilan province is the center of an anti-government movement led by the Marxist-Leninist Fedayan Khalq and the leftist Moslem Mojahideen Khalq guerrillas.
Hours before the assassination, the fundamentalist government executed 27 more members of opposition groups, bringing to 135 the number of opponents shot since Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini dismissed President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, the Revolutionary Guards announced that the man who planted the bombs at the ruling Islamic Republican Party headquarters June 28, killing 74 top government and party officials, had been identified as a Mojahideen Khalq member who had infiltrated the party office staff.
The guards said in a statement read over Tehran Radio that the man planted one bomb under the meeting hall's microphone and another near one of the pillars supporting the roof.
'It was a very simple operation, not complicated at all. Anyone could have done it,' the guard statement said.
The new discllsure conflicted with an earlier official report that the two bombs were placed in an adjacent school.
Tehran radio said 15 men were executed on orders of the central revolutionary court, apparently all in Tehran.
Eight other-government opponents, including two women, were executed Sunday night at Tehran's Evin prison and six of them were buried in a non-Moslem cemetery as heretics, Tehran Radio said.
Three more anti-government prisoners were shot in the Caspian resort town of Sari, northeast of Tehran, and one in Tabriz in northwest Iran, the radio said.
Another 13 political opponents were sentenced to life imprisonment by revolutionary courts, and 46 others received prison terms ranging from five to 15 years.