Hengaw: Monday, February 12, 2024
In two separate incidents over the past few days, the detonation of newly planted mines by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has led to fatalities and injuries. Two Afghan citizens and one IRGC member were killed, while two other Afghan citizens and three IRGC members were wounded. This marks a disturbing trend, with at least 13 Afghan citizens falling victim to mine explosions in Iran over the past month.
According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Monday, February 12, 2024, two Afghan citizens lost their lives and two others were critically injured in a mine explosion in the border area of Kohak, located in Saravan city, Sistan-Balochistan province. The injured were promptly transported to medical facilities in Kohak for urgent treatment.
Similarly, on Friday, February 9, an explosion occurred in the border area of Saravan city, resulting in the death of Colonel Seyed Morteza Hosseini, an IRGC member from Khorasan province, and injuries to three other IRGC personnel.
According to reliable sources, these casualties occurred during mine-laying operations and subsequent detonations.
Hengaw has previously reported on the IRGC's recent deployment of mines in border regions, targeting low-income groups engaged in cross-border oil transportation, known locally as "Sukhtbars."
Statistics from the Statistics and Documents Center of the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights reveal that, during the past month, six Afghan citizens were killed in border areas of Saravan, Sistan-Balochistan province, and Mehran, Ilam province, with eight others sustaining injuries.