Habib Rezaei, a 52-year-old kolbar who was seriously injured by gunfire from Iranian border guards in the border area of Nowsud, Kermanshah Province, on 26 November, died of severity of his injuries on 12 December.

The injured kolbar was hospitalised in the intensive care unit of Taleghani Hospital in Kermanshah for 17 days.

Rezaei, from Javanrud, Kermanshah Province, was critically injured after a bullet fired by border guards at close range and without warning struck his spine.