Iranian border forces have shot and injured two kolbars in the Hangeh-ye Zhal border area of Baneh, Kurdistan province, in the past few days.

On 19 June, a 29-year-old kolbar named Kamal Osmani was wounded by a shotgun fired by border guards.

Also on 18 June, border guards opened fire on a group of kolbars, injuring a 25-year-old man named Kianoush Lotfi.