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Taliban Says It Didn’t Kill Guests Who Played Music At Wedding Reception In Afghanistan

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Three Guests were reportedly shot dead at a wedding reception were music was played in Eastern Afghanistan on Friday night.

The Taliban Spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, disclosed this at a press conference on Sunday.

He said the attack was carried out by three assailants who claimed to be members of the Taliban.

According to Mujahid, the gunmen attacked a reception taking place in the Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar Province.

A local journalist also revealed that at least two people had been killed and 10 others injured.

He added that no one has the right to kill anyone for playing music, and an investigation was underway to establish whether the incident was due to a personal problem.

“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,” Mujahid told the press conference, according to AFP.

Mujahid, in a series of Twitter posts said that the suspects had claimed to be Taliban members, and had asked for the music to be stopped before opening fire, but did not verify whether or not they were Taliban.

He said two people connected to the incident had been arrested, but a third had escaped.

Although they disapprove of playing music at weddings and other public events, the Taliban has not issued a decree banning it since coming to power in August.

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