Iranian border guards opened fire on a group of kolbars in the border area of Nowsud, Kermanshah province, on 30 October, seriously injuring kolbar Erfan Moradi.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that the border guards opened fire on the kolbars at close range and without warning, leaving Moradi critically injured with a bullet wound to the head.

Following the incident, Moradi was transferred to the special care unit of Taleghani Hospital in Kermanshah.

Moradi is from Javanrud in Kermanshah province and is a father of three.

This incident comes just days after another incident on 28 October in which at least 14 kolbars from Javanrud and Salas-e Babajani were wounded by border guards’ gunfire in the same border area.