The so-called Islamic State, ISIS, terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, has claimed responsibility for the massacre of scores of civilians in northern Sar-e-Pul province.
The terror group in a statement claimed that the massacre was carried out in a Shi’ite dominated area.
The statement released in Arabic language further adds that fifty four people were killed by the fighters of the terror group in Mirza Olang area in Sayad district of Sar-e-Pul province.
This comes as earlier reports suggested that the massacre was jointly carried out by the Taliban insurgents and ISIS loyalists.
A governor’s spokesman Zabiullah Amani had said the fighters of both the group had joined hands to massacre the civilian which also included women and children.