Iranian border guards have shot and wounded more than 24 kolbars in Nowsud, Kermanshah Province, over the past week.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learnt that on the evening of 2 November, the border guards opened fire without warning and at close range in the border areas of Nowsud, injuring nine kolbars with shotgun pellets.

The identities of seven of the injured kolbars are: Keyvan Houshangi, Sirvan Naderi, Arvin (surname unknown), Shahriar (surname unknown), Salah (surname unknown), Mansour (surname unknown) and Bakhtiar (surname unknown).

The injured kolbars, from Javanrud and Salas-e Babajani in Kermanshah Province, were immediately taken to Qods Hospital in Paveh, Kermanshah Province.

This latest incident follows another shooting on 30 October, when kolbar Erfan Moradi was critically injured by a bullet to the head fired by border guards in the same region.

Moradi was transferred to the intensive care unit of Taleghani Hospital in Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, due to the severity of his injuries.

On 28 October, another group of kolbars in the same border area was targeted by border guards who fired at them at close range and without warning.

In this incident, at least 14 kolbars from Javanrud and Salas-e Babajani were injured by shotgun pellets.