The assault was carried out by three assailants who claimed to be members of the Taliban earlier than opening hearth, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid instructed reporters at a press convention Sunday.
Mujahid stated the gunmen attacked a reception happening within the Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar Province. A neighborhood journalist additionally instructed CNN a minimum of two folks had been killed and 10 others injured.
The Taliban spokesman added that it was not permissible to kill anybody for taking part in music, and an investigation was underway to ascertain whether or not the incident was resulting from a private feud.
“Within the ranks of the Islamic Emirate nobody has the precise to show anybody away from music or something, solely to attempt to persuade them. That’s the primary manner,” Mujahid instructed the press convention, in keeping with AFP.
Mujahid later reiterated in a sequence of Twitter posts that the suspects had claimed to be Taliban members, and had requested for the music to be stopped earlier than firing earlier than opening hearth — however didn’t confirm whether or not or not they had been. He stated two folks related to the incident had been arrested, however a 3rd had escaped.
Though they disapprove of taking part in music at weddings and different public occasions, the Taliban has not issued a decree banning it since coming to energy in August.
Throughout their earlier interval of rule in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, the Taliban banned most types of music as un-Islamic.