Iranian border guards opened fire on a group of kolbars in the Hangeh-ye Zhal border area of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, on 14 November, killing kolbar Yadegar Rahimi and injuring another.

Additionally, four kolbars, including two children, were injured by border guards in an earlier incident on the same day in the same border area.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that the border guards targeted both groups at close range and without prior warning.

Rahimi was a 34-year-old father of two from the village of De Kon in Baneh.

The group of four Kolbars targeted in the earlier incident includes Arvin Mohammadi, 14, from Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province; Iman (surname unknown), 17, from Sanandaj; Shaho (surname unknown), 21; and Hassan (surname unknown), 20.

According to KHRN statistics, in the past two weeks, two kolbars and a tradesman were killed in the border areas of Baneh and at least 40 kolbars sustained gunshot wounds in the border areas of Nowsud and Baneh as a result of shootings by Iranian border guards.