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Wedding Guests Shot Dead For Playing Music At Reception

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The Taliban In Afghanistan have said that some guests at a wedding were murdered by their members for playing music at a wedding.

The dire incident which occurred on Friday night, October 29 was carried out by three gunmen who alleged to be members of the Taliban.

Spokesperson of the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters at a press conference on Sunday, October 31 that the assailants attacked a  wedding reception that took place in the Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar Province.

Reports have it that not less than two people were murdered and ten injured in the incident.

Mujahid explained that members of the Taliban were not allowed to kill anyone for playing music and further investigation would be carried out to confirm that it was not a personal vendetta.

He said: “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. That is the main way.”

The spokesman later posted on Twitter that the alleged Taliban members had revealed that they were Taliban members and asked the guests to stop playing music before opening fire on them.

He also revealed that two of the suspects were already arrested in respect to the crime while the third one was still on the run.