Iranian border guards have shot dead a Kurdish border porter –known as Kolbars- and wounded another one in Soore Goige border areas of Sardasht on October 8, 2019, a local sources told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

The KHRN has identified the Kolbar who lost his life in this incident as Azad Qorbannejad from Mirshikh Haider village and the injured Kolbar is reportedly called Mohsen Bakr Aziz from Dulagh village.

The Sardasht border areas have been one of the deadliest spots for border Kolbars and traders in recent years.

According to statistics compiled by the KHRN, at least two Kolbars and tradesmen have been killed while five others have been wounded in the border crossings since late September.