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Taliban kills 13 people at wedding over playing music

10:33, 31 October 2021
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The Taliban* militants killed at least 13 and injured several people at a wedding party in the eastern province Nangarhar over playing music on Friday, the Afghan Voice Agency reported.


The group of armed men broke into a wedding party and urged to turn the music off. The wedding guests were trying to argue against it after which the militant started the fire.

“This regime won't last but unfortunately until the moment of its demise the Afghans will continue paying a price again, ” the former Afghanistan Vice-President Amrullah Saleh said on Twitter.

The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid didn’t confirm the killings but he assured that the Taliban didn’t force their members to kill music lovers.

Earlier, Mujahid said the new Afghan authorities could ban the music in public, which already was banned during the Taliban's previous board between 1996 and 2001. The Taliban consider music as sinful.

“In the ranks of the Islamic Emirate, no one has the right to turn anyone away from music or anything, only to try to persuade them,” Mujahid told a press conference in Kabul.


Last month, One of the Taliban founders Nooruddin Turabi said the new Afghan government intended to carry out capital punishments and hand amputations for some criminal acts.

*Taliban is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia, and many other countries.