Iranian border guards fatally shot 22-year-old Soran Abdi, a kolbar, in the Hangeh-ye Zhal border area of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, on 24 March.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Abdi was first injured when border guards opened fire on a group of kolbars at close range and without warning, and died of his wounds on the way to hospital due to the severity of his injuries.

In a separate incident on the same day, 48-year-old kolbar Mohammad Bayer Mohammadi, from the village of Ziran in Javanrud, Kermanshah Province, suffered a fatal heart attack in the Nowsud border area of Kermanshah Province.