Iranian border guards shot dead kolbar Houshyar Hassanzadeh today in the Zeleh border area in Baneh, Kurdistan province.

The border forces opened fire on a group of kolbars, wounding the 20-year-old kolbar in the chest.

He was taken to Baneh Hospital but died from the severity of his injuries.

According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), at least 13 kolbars were injured and one kolbar died of heart failure in the western border areas of Iran in May. At least 11 of these injuries were caused by forces of the Iranian Border Guard Command.