TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – At least 23 people were killed and many more were injured in the Sangin district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Monday, when multiple rockets landed on a livestock-trading bazaar.
A spokesperson for Helmand’s governor said the several rockets fired by Taliban fighters landed close to the cattle market, killing 23 civilians, including children, Al Jazeera reported.
TOLOnews, quoting a statement from the provincial governor’s office, said the incident took place in the Zol Bazar area and was followed by a car bomb explosion.
On Sunday, a roadside bomb in the Washer district of the same province left six civilians dead.
The UN has called for a halt to the fighting and the start of intra-Afghan peace talks as part of a deal signed between the United States and the Taliban in February.