The Afghan military has confirmed that the casualties toll from mortar attack on Faryab market has climbed to 53 people.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants fired mortars on Khwaja Sabz Posh market early on Friday.

The statement further added that the attack killed 14 civilians and wounded 39 others including several children.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the Taliban militants launched the attack as dozens of people had gathered in the market to shop in Friday Bazar.

Meanwhile, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces launched an immediate operation to shift the wounded civilians to medical facilities.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces also donated blood to help the injured civilians.