Iranian border forces opened fire on a group of kolbars on 11 June in the Hangeh-ye Zhal border area of Baneh, Kurdistan province, wounding kolbar Rahim Feyzi.

The 50-year-old kolbar from Bukan, West Azerbaijan province, was injured in both legs and taken to a hospital in Baneh.

According to statistics compiled by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Iranian border guards injured at least 11 kolbars in the western border areas in May.