Iranian border guards opened fire on a group of kolbars in the Dopazeh border area of Sardasht in West Azerbaijan province on 8 November, injuring a kolbar named Karim Khandedar.

Border forces shot the kolbar from a close range and without prior warning.

Khandedar was from the Mir Sheykh Heydar village of Sardasht.

According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), in October, Iranian border guards shot two kolbars in border areas of provinces of West Azerbaijan and Kurdistan, killing one and injuring another.

Also, three kolbars lost their lives due to a car accident in the Hawraman border areas in October.