At least 23 civilians were killed in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, and dozens were injured when rockets fell to a livestock market on Monday, the Afghan government and Taliban officials said.
The belligerents accused each other of having attacked the weekly open-air cattle market in Sangin district, where hundreds of villagers from neighboring districts had gathered to exchange sheep and goats.
A spokesman for the governor of Helmand said that several rockets fired by Taliban insurgents had landed near the cattle market, killing 23 civilians, including children.
Taliban officials have accused government officials of killing civilians.
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