Gunmen Shoot Guests For Playing Music At Afghan Wedding Reception

Gunmen, who claimed to be Taliban enforcers, killed three guests at a wedding reception in Afghanistan because they played music at the ceremony.

At the wedding which was held in Eastern Afghanistan, the three gunmen opened fire at the guest after demanding for the music to be stopped, Daily Mail reported.

This act led to the death of three persons and according to a local journalist who briefed CNN on the attack, 10 people had been injured.

Spokesman of the Taliban government, Zabihullah Mujahid, said that two of the three attackers had been arrested but the other escaped, and denied they were acting on behalf of the Islamist movement.

He said, “(On Friday), at the wedding of Haji Malang Jan in Shamspur Mar Ghundi village of Nangarhar, three people who introduced themselves as Taliban, entered the proceedings and that the music stop playing.

As a result of firing, at least three people have been killed and several others have been injured.

“Two suspects have been taken into custody by the Taliban in connection with the incident and one who escaped is still being pursued.

The perpetrators of the incident caught, who have used the name of the Islamic Emirate to carry out their personal feud, have been handed over to face Sharia law.”

Though the Spokesman for the Taliban governor in Nangarhar province, Qazi Adel, confirmed the incident, he did not provide details.

The last time the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, music was banned. However, the new government has not yet issued such a decree, though the leadership frowns on its use in entertainment and sees it as a breach of Islamic law.

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