December 4, 2021

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Three killed in marriage in Afghanistan; The reason would be music

Three guests were shot dead at a wedding in the east Afghanistan On Friday (29) night, music was played, according to the Taliban.

The attack was carried out by three attackers who claimed to belong to the organization Taliban Taliban spokesman Jabihullah Mujahid told a news conference on Sunday (31) before the shooting.

Mujahid said gunmen attacked a wedding in Surk Road district of Nangarhar province. A local journalist added CNN At least two were killed and at least 10 were injured.

A Taliban spokesman added that no one was allowed to be killed for playing music, and that an investigation was underway into whether the incident was due to personal conflict.

Mujahid later said in a series of Twitter posts that the suspects were Taliban members and asked them to turn off the music before firing – but he did not check whether they were members of the group.

The spokesman said two people involved in the incident had been arrested but one-third had escaped.

The Taliban have not issued a decree banning music from being played at weddings and other public events since coming to power in August.

However, in late August, folk singer Fawad Andrabi was dragged from his home and killed by the Taliban, and musicians across the country told reporters. CNN Clarissa Ward was advised not to play their instruments.

During his previous tenure in Afghanistan, 1996-2001, the Taliban banned most music forms.

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