Turkish army shot and killed an Iranian Kurdish civilian identified as Asgar Darvishzadeh in the border areas of Khoy, Iran’s West Azerbaijan province, on 13 September.

“Asgar Darvishzadeh, who was guiding a group of Afghan civilians who were going to Turkey, was shot and killed by snipers of the Turkish army near the village of Karkush [in Khoy] and on Iranian soil”, said a source that spoke to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

According to the source, the body of the civilian, who was killed with a bullet to the head, was found by the locals after several hours of searching. The body, which was taken to the Department of Forensic Medicine in Khoy, has not been handed over to his family yet.

This source added that Darvishzadeh, 33, was the father of three children and came from the village of Karkosh in the Safayyeh district of Khoy.

In the past few years, at least seven other civilians from the same village named Aslan Jordizaj, Amran Amoui, Ahmad Amoui, Saeid Mehrangiz, Mohsen Darvishzadeh, Ebrahim Jordizaj and Reza Ebrahimi were killed by Iranian border guard forces in the border areas of Khoy while working as kolbars.