Iranian border forces opened fire on a group of kolbars in the Hangeh-ye Zhal border area in Baneh, Kurdistan province, on 24 June, killing 27-year-old Wrya Sharifi.

According to reports, Sharifi was shot in the head from close range and without any prior warning, resulting in his immediate death.

His body was transferred to the Salahuddin Ayoubi Hospital in Baneh and has not yet been handed over to his family.

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