Afghanistan. Three guests at a music wedding were killed by the Taliban

Three guests at a Friday night wedding in the Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar Afghan province were shot dead, all because there was music at the ceremony.

The attack was carried out by three armed men who said they belonged to the Taliban before opening fire on the guests.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, confirmed what had happened during a press conference on Sunday.

Mujahid stressed that it is not allowed to kill someone for playing music and said that an investigation will be opened to find out what happened – although he raises the hypothesis that it is a personal conflict.

In addition to the three casualties, writes CNN, there are also a dozen wounded.

The spokesman said that it has not yet been verified whether the attackers belong to the Taliban or not. According to Mujahid, two of the gunners were detained but a third escaped.

The last time the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, between 1996 and 2001, the reproduction of music was banned in the country.

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