The Taliban militants shelled a local market in northern Faryab province killing or wounding at least 40 civilians.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants shelled Khwaja Shabz Posh market earlier today.

The statement further added that the Taliban militants fired multiple rounds of mortars and rockets on market.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the shelling killed 4 civilians and wounded 36 others including children.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the shelling started at 6:30 am local time when the residents of the district had visited the market to make purchases from ‘Friday Bazar’.