Forces stationed at the checkpoint of the border village of “Kuzerash” in Salmas, West Azerbaijan Province, fired at a group of Kurdish border porters–known as Kolbar- from a close range. As a result, a Kolbar named Farzad Saaduzadeh was shot in the head On Sunday, December 06, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

The 41-year-old Kolbar was from the village of Koozeh Rash and the father of two children. His body was taken to Salmas Hospital and it has not been handed over to his family yet.

The group of Kolbars were reportedly carrying cigarettes to Turkey when targeted by border guards.