Taliban open fire on partygoers for playing music at wedding

At least two people have been killed and several others injured after the Taliban opened fire at a wedding over music being played. The incident happened late Friday night in Nangarhar province.

According to one attendee, the Taliban had allowed music to be played, but some armed forces later invaded the party. At least two people were killed, and six injured were taken to a hospital.

A local Taliban spokesman, Hanif Nangarhari, confirmed the incident had taken place but called the perpetrators “unknowns”.

When the Taliban were in power in the country between 1996 and 2001, music was completely banned because music is said to go against Islamic teachings and is sinful.

After the Taliban took power in August, many musicians have fled or stopped abroad. They also hid their instruments.

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