At least four Kolbars have been shot dead by Iranian border guards who opened fire on a group of Kurdish Border Porters – known as Kolbar- and traders in the border areas of Sardasht and Piranshahr in West Azerbaijan Province.

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, a group of Kolbars and border traders near the village of “Gholharsheh” were shot in Sardasht in a place called “Bajar” by Iranian border guards.

As a result, three Kolbars and traders – 22-year-old Zanko Ahmadi, Soroush Makari and Zanest Hassannejad, 25 years old and the father of a child- were killed.Moreover, a border businessman from the village of “Ziveh” in Piranshahr ‘Jalal Khezri’ was shot dead by border guards last night when transporting livestock to the Kurdistan region. Jalal Khezri was 40 years old and the father of 5 children.