Explosions of landmines in Iran’s northwestern border areas have injured four young kolbars in the late hours of 21 February.

Kolbars Kianoush Raufi, 24, Foad Bitoushi, and Amanj (last name unknown) were injured on their way to the border areas of Hangeh-ye Zhal in Baneh, Kurdistan province.

The three kolbars were taken to one of the surrounding villages with the help of a group of kolbars and then transferred to Baneh city hospital.

Simultaneously, another young kolbar named Arkan Mahmoudi was severely injured after a landmine from the Iran-Iraq war exploded in the border heights of Soufi Janeh Shushami in Nowsud, Kermanshah province.

He was taken to Paveh Hospital with severe injuries to his right leg.

Mahmoudi, 25, from Mir Abdoli village of Bayangan district of Paveh, had started to work as a kolbar in Nowsud border areas due to unemployment and to support his family.