A group of kolbars were fired upon by Iranian border guards in the border areas of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, on 26 February, resulting in the death of Jafar Faraji, a 40-year-old kolbar from Saqqez, Kurdistan Province.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that the border guards opened fire on the kolbars without warning and at close range.

The body of Faraji, a 40-year-old father of two, was later taken to Salahuddin Ayoubi Hospital in Baneh.