At least two civilians were killed and 14 others were wounded in a "Taliban mortar attack" in northern Faryab province on Sunday morning, said Naqibullah Fayeq, provincial governor.
The incident occurred around 11:00am local time in Almar district. Two mortars landed in a market, said Fayeq.
“The mortars were fired by the Taliban,” he said.
However, the Taliban has not yet commented on the attack.
The annual report of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) indicates that over 8,500 civilians in Afghanistan were killed and wounded due to war and violence in 2020.
Based on the AIHRC report, up to 3,000 Afghan civilians were killed and over 5,000 were wounded in the war in 2020.
The report states that civilian casualties in Afghanistan dropped 21 percent in 2020 compared to 2019.
In the report, unknown armed groups were the second highest cause of casualties after the Taliban.