Iranian police have shot and killed a Kurdish tradesman named Hossein Faraji yesterday in the border area of Balaki village of Baneh, in Kurdistan province.

A source from Baneh told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that the police opened fire on the tradesman’s car without warning and killed him on the spot.

The source added that the Kurdish tradesman’s car was targeted by the police while he was not carrying any goods.

The 60-year-old Faraji was the father of five children and a resident of Armardeh, Baneh.