Two Kurdish civilians were wounded by mine blast in Hangeh Jale village of Baneh this morning.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that at 7 am on Sunday, December 02, a landmine exploded at an agricultural land in Hangeh Jale of Baneh. As a result of this incident, a 35-year-old civilian known as Safar Rahmani was wounded.

Following the explosion, a number of villagers were trying to help the victim when a second mine blast another villager. The second victim has been identified as 30 year old, Kamyar Abdollahi from Hangeh Jale village. The two civilians were taken to Baneh Hospital and they are currently undergoing treatment.

On the eve of Nov 25, 2018, a landmine explosion resulted in amputation of another victim known as Abdul Rahman Sharifi from Bouyin Aliyah village.

While Iranian government sources claim that these mines are left over from the Iran-Iraq War, residents of several border villages in the cities of Marivan and Baneh deny such claim and believe that the border guards and the IRGC have had planted these mines during the recent years.