According to a local resident, the Taliban originally allowed music for the villagers in the celebration.
At least two people were killed and several others injured after Afghan Taliban gunmen opened fire on people at a wedding party in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. DPA reported on Saturday that gunmen shot wedding guests because music was playing at the ceremony.
The accident occurred on Friday night in Surch Road, north of Nangarhar province. According to a local resident, the Taliban originally allowed music for the villagers in the celebration. But later, a number of Taliban broke into the wedding guests and opened fire on them, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others. Several wounded were then taken to a nearby hospital.
The Taliban confirmed Friday’s incident, but blamed “unidentified militants” for it.
During their brutal and oppressive rule from 1996 to 2001, the Taliban banned music entirely. According to Agence France-Presse, after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August, many musicians fled the country, while others gave up their artistic profession and hid their musical instruments from the Taliban.
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