Iranian border guards have shot dead two Kurdish border porters, known as Kolbar, and wounded two other Kolbars in Kotran Ghandil on October 14, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
The KHRN has identified the Kolbars who lost their life as Abdolrahman Moradi and Sadegh Moradi from Ghabr Hossein village of Piranshahr. Likewise, another Kolbar Diako Sharifi was also wounded near the border area in Paveh on October 13, 2019. Earlier on October 9, a Kolbar known as Pajouhi was wounded by a landmine explosion near the village of Dezawar Paveh.
According to statistics compiled by the Iranian Statistics Centre, Iran’s Kurdistan has the highest inflation and unemployment rates in the entire country, which is why people of the border areas have chosen to work the risky Kolbari job on the border areas between Iraq and Iran.