BREAKING: Bloody Slaughter Leaves Over 50 DEAD

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AFGHANISTAN — The Taliban and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) joined forces to massacre dozens of civilians in a village, according to Afghan officials.

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The radical Islamists killed more than 50 men, women and children in the Sayad district of the northern Sar-e-Pul province, and the death toll could rise further. The attack saw Taliban fighters join forces with Sher Mohammed Ghazanfar, a commander who has pledged allegiance to ISIS, Newsweek reported.

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Dozens of Afghan police officers were also killed in the attack, according to local sources.

This new cooperation between the two brutal terrorist groups – which are usually adversaries and have fought turf battles in the past – could create serious trouble for the already struggling U.S-backed Kabul government, Fox News reports.

Several local residents confirmed that some 600 insurgents, both Taliban and ISIS fighters, had overrun Mirza Olang village in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul.

“It was joint operation from ISIS and Taliban,” Sharif Aminyar, the district governor of Sayad said. “The Taliban were led by Mullah Nader and [ISIS] was headed by Sher Mohammed Ghazanfar.”

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A Taliban spokesperson, speaking to AFP, denied any cooperation with ISIS in the attack, or that it killed civilians. The cooperation, if confirmed, will concern Kabul and its allies in the West. Since 2015, the groups have battled against each other for influence in the country, but joining forces would pose a greater threat to the country’s security.

“The Afghan government and its foreign masters are making false claims that we are working with [ISIS] just to discredit us in the local community,” a Taliban commander said.

On Tuesday, the U.S. embassy in Kabul strongly condemned the attack.

“We extend our deepest heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims of these inhumane and cowardly acts,” the statement said. “We believe Afghanistan deserves peace and security not deliberate and murderous attacks that victimize innocent Afghans.”

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President Ashraf Ghani vowed revenge for the attack. But it underscores the fragile security in a war-torn nation.

As ISIS has slowly lost its stronghold on Afghanistan, with U.S.-backed Afghan forces able to regain most of the territory once occupied by the terrorist group, experts say a possible ISIS-Taliban collaboration is alarming.

“This ISIS-Taliban joint attack represents a nightmare scenario come true. The Taliban and ISIS are widely understood to be foes, not friends, because of the Taliban’s close alliance with Al Qaeda — a bitter rival of ISIS. And yet Islamist terror groups in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region are all cut from the same basic ideological cloth,” said Michael Kugelman, a south Asia specialist at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C.

This is NOT good.

We need to blow these cockroaches off the face of the earth.

God Bless.

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