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Taliban open fire on wedding party ‘blasting loud’ music, two killed

In Summary

  • Two people were killed and 10 injured for blasting music at a wedding.
  • Two out of three suspects have been arrested, with Taliban saying that they denied acting on behalf of the Islamist group.

Two people were killed while 10 others injured after gunmen who identified themselves as Taliban attacked a wedding.

The 12 were among guests who had attended a joint wedding for four lovers in eastern Afghanistan.

The couples had reportedly sought permission from a local Taliban leader to play music during their big day.

The gunmen’s intention was allegedly to smash the loudspeakers. When they faced opposition the wedding attendees, they opened fire.

The Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, says two of the three suspects have been arrested, but they deny that they acted on behalf of Islamist group.

Men claiming to be Taliban kill two people and injure 10 for blasting music at a wedding.
It is feared that the Taliban are slowly recoiling to ruthless manner of governance witnessed 20 years ago. PHOTO/COURTESY

During the first Taliban reign between 1996 to 2001, playing loud music was a crime. There’s currently no law forbidding this.

The new reign has relaxed the laws and even hopes to be recognized internationally.

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