Kurdish civilian Akhtar Khanom Moradi died on 21 April as a result of injuries sustained from the detonation of unexploded ordnance from the Iran-Iraq war in the village of Gur-e Sefid in Gilan-e Gharb, Kermanshah Province.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Moradi was injured on 20 April while collecting scrap iron and died the following day at Al-Zahra Hospital in Gilan-e Gharb due to the severity of her injuries.

According to statistics compiled by the KHRN, during the Iranian year 1402 (21 March 2023 – 19 March 2024), at least two people were killed as a result of landmine explosions in Kermanshah Province and a civilian from Baneh was killed due to a landmine explosion in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Additionally, at least twelve individuals, including two children, were injured or suffered amputations due to mine explosions in the provinces of Ilam, Kermanshah, Kurdistan, and West Azerbaijan.

Some of these landmines and war munitions date back to the Iran-Iraq War and the Islamic Republic’s military attack on Kurdistan in the 80s.

The remaining explosives were deployed during recent military operations by the Islamic Republic of Iran to counter the presence of Kurdish opposition party members in the region.