Gunmen kill three guests for playing music at Afghanistan wedding reception
Gunmen claiming to be Taliban enforcers kill three guests at Afghan ceremony after demanding music is turned off. The three guests were shot dead at a wedding reception in eastern Afghanistan on Friday night because music was being played at the venue, according to the Taliban.
Three attackers opened fire at the wedding reception in the Surkh Road district in Nangarhar Province after they demanded the guests stopped playing music.
At least three people were killed and several others injured in the attack on Friday. A local journalist told CNN that 10 people had been wounded.
Zabihullah Mujahid ,Taliban government spokesman said 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,’ he said.
‘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.’
Vondigest learnt that 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.