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Kurdish porter crossing border killed by Iranian forces

By Rudaw 10/8/2016
Kurdish porters carry goods across the Kurdistan Region-Iran border. Photo: Rudaw
Kurdish porters carry goods across the Kurdistan Region-Iran border. Photo: Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A Kurdish man transporting goods across the Kurdistan Region’s border with Iran has been killed by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to a family member.

 

Bishwan was shot on Wednesday at the Shabadin border point, between Iran and the Kurdistan Region.

 

“It was 12:00 pm when the porters were coming down from the border point,” Bishwan’s uncle told Rudaw.

 

“Just one meter away from the valley, he [an Iranian soldier] started shooting at them and killed our son,” he said.

 

His uncle continued that Bishwan was hit by three bullets, one to his head and two others in his arm and neck.

 

Shabadin border point is an official border where authorized goods are carried across the border, Bishwan’s uncle added.

 

Dozens of Kurds known as Kolbar [those who carry goods on their backs] are transporting goods between Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region.

 

Some of the borders are official while others are semi-official.

 

Several of these porters have been shot and killed by Iranian forces on accusations of smuggling in recent years.

 

The Kurdistan Region and Iran are in the process of licencing porters to transport goods across their border.

Comments

 
RICK HARRISON | 11/8/2016
Inhumane!!
kurdish natinalist | 11/8/2016
what you whait from terrorist country ass iran sponsor terorrist grupp ass isis and terorrist attack in iraq are behind this blody terorrist iran.
Circassian 4Ever | 11/8/2016
Cruel treatment from a cruel regime. June 2016 was just the start of the rebellion in Rojhelat. KSA, Israel and others will keep supplying Kurds with weapons and $$$ in Erbil. Hopefully this summer will get hotter in Rojhelat!
Özcan | 12/8/2016
You Kurds are born to be treated like this. Why is this even appearing in the news? Those low creatures do not deserve to be mentioned.
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