Soldiers of the Islamic Republic of Iran have shot dead to Kurdish civilians and wounded another on 11 August.
“Iranian forces opened fire on the car of two Kurdish citizens in the Sardasht area where the solders suspected them of allegedly transporting smuggled items,” a source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
A 36-year-old woman identified as Jaleh Ghaderzadeh was killed inside the car and the driver was seriously wounded in the Sardasht area, the source said.
The soldiers had searched the car and after they had found no smuggled items they simply left the car at the place of the incident and evacuated the area.
Another source told KHRN that on the same day Iranian border guards had checked legal Kurdish border workers who work between Iran and the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) areas, but they had opened fire on the tents of the workers wounding 19-year-old Bijvan Mostaf in the Boukan neighborhood near a Kolber workers’ zone known as Shahab-e-din area.
Sources said the unarmed Kurd was hit while he had food with his co-workers inside a tent at the border area.
He was later taken to a hospital in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah but he died of his wounds on the same day.
Each year, under the false pretexts of fighting against smugglers, Iranian armed forces open fire on cars of Kurdish civilians wrongly accused of being “smugglers”.
Iranian troops kill and wound many civilian Kurds this way, particularly in the country’s Kurdish border areas.
Iranian courts and judges never follow up such murder cases perpetrated by soldiers and security forces of the state.
Families of the Kurdish victims do not lodge formal complaints because they fear of retaliation by the apparatuses of the Iranian security and intelligence agencies.