Iranian border guards opened fire with shotguns on a group of kolbars in the border area of Nowsud, Kermanshah Province, on 11 January, wounding at least three men identified as Hadi Mansouri, Parsa Zolfaghari and Borhan Rahimi.

The three kolbars, from Ravansar in Kermanshah Province, were injured in their legs, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

According to the annual report published by the KHRN, the border areas of Baneh in Kurdistan Province and Nowsud in Kermanshah Province were the two deadliest places for kolbars, with 14 and six cases respectively in 2023.