Kurdish tradesman Azad Sattar-Panah was fatally shot by border guards in the Hangeh-ye Zhal border area of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, on 7 November.

The incident followed a verbal altercation between Sattar-Panah and border guards, which resulted in the guards opening fire.

Border guards have also shot and wounded at least seven kolbars in the border areas of Nowsud, Kermanshah Province, and Baneh in recent days.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Sattar-Panah was awaiting the return of kolbars from the border regions when a heated exchange with a group of border guards ensued, resulting in one of the guards firing several shots at him from close range, killing him instantly.

His body was released to his family after an examination at the forensic medicine department in Baneh.

Sattar-Panah was a 43-year-old father of two from the village of Darreh Ziarat in Saqqez, Kurdistan province.

On the same day, border guards opened fire at close range and without warning on a group of kolbars in the Nowsud border area, wounding at least six kolbars from Salas-e Babajani, Kermanshah Province.

The injured kolbars, one of whom was identified as Saman Azizi, were taken to Qods Hospital in Paveh, Kermanshah Province, for treatment, the KHRN has learned.

Additionally, on 6 November, kolbar Sami Khalili from Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province, was wounded by gunfire from border guards in the Hangeh-ye Zhal border area of Baneh.

Following the shooting, these forces subjected Khalili to torture. He has since been taken to medical facilities for treatment for injuries to his leg and chest.

According to statistics compiled by the KHRN, at least 31 kolbars in the border areas of Nowsud and Baneh have sustained gunshot wounds in the past two weeks as a result of shootings by Iranian border guards.