Gunmen kill at least three people at Afghan wedding to prevent music from being released | Afghanistan
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Gunmen posing as Taliban attacked a wedding in eastern Afghanistan to prevent music from playing and killed at least three people, the government said.
Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Saturday that two of the three attackers had been arrested and denied acting on behalf of the Islamist movement.
“Yesterday evening, at the wedding of Haji Malang Jan in the village of Shamspur Mar Ghundi of Nangarhar, three people who presented themselves as Taliban, entered the proceedings and [asked] let the music stop playing, ”he said.
“As a result of the shooting, at least three people were killed and several others were injured.
“Two suspects were arrested by the Taliban in connection with the incident and one who escaped is still being prosecuted.
“The perpetrators of the captured incident, who used the name of the Islamic Emirate to carry out their personal quarrel, have been handed over to Sharia. “
Qazi Mullah Adel, spokesman for the Taliban governor of Nangarhar province, confirmed the incident but did not provide details. A relative of the victims said Taliban fighters opened fire while music was playing.
Music was banned the last time the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, and although the new government has yet to issue such a decree, its leaders still disapprove of its use in entertainment and view it as a violation of the law. Islamic law.
“The young men were playing music in a separate room and three Taliban fighters came and opened fire on them. The injuries of the two injured are serious, ”the witness told reporters.
“In the ranks of the Islamic Emirate, no one has the right to hijack anyone from music or anything, just to try to persuade them. This is the main means, ”Mujahid said at a press conference earlier.
“If someone kills someone on their own, even if they are our staff, it is a crime and we will take them to the courts and they will be prosecuted under the law.”
The previous Taliban government between 1996 and 2001 imposed a very strict interpretation of Islamic law and severe public punishments.
But, since their return to power in mid-August after overthrowing the US-backed government, the Taliban – in pursuit of international recognition and an end to sanctions – have tried to show a more moderate face.
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