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Taliban, IS jointly massacred 50 civilians: Afghan officials

02:35 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Taliban, IS jointly massacred 50 civilians: Afghan officialsThe Taliban and Islamic State group jointly massacred dozens of civilians in an Afghan village, officials said Monday, highlighting rare co-operation between the insurgents that could increase the strain on Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces. The fighters killed more than 50 men, women and children in the remote Sayad district of northern Sar-e Pul province on Saturday after overrunning the Afghan Local Police (ALP) -- a government-backed militia -- in a 48-hour battle, according to local officials. "It was a joint operation by Daesh (IS) and Taliban fighters.


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