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eastern afghanistan wedding attack leaves atleast two dead and ten injured

According to officials, gunmen claiming to be Taliban attacked a wedding in eastern Afghanistan to prevent music from being played.

Two of the three gunmen were caught, according to a Taliban official, although they did not act on behalf of the Islamist outfit. When the Taliban ruled the country from 1996 to 2001, music was outlawed. Such a decree has not yet been published by the new authority. According to an eyewitness, four couples were married in a combination wedding on Friday in the Surkh Rod area of the province of Nangarhar.

Afghanistan: Wedding crashed by gunmen to stop music being played

They had obtained authorization from a local Taliban official to play recorded music in a women-only area.

However, late at night, the gunmen broke into the premises and attempted to damage the loudspeakers. When the visitors objected, the armed men opened fire.The case is being investigated, according to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.

The Islamic State, an anti-Taliban group, is also active in Nangarhar and has been blamed for similar events in the past. Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in August after the United States withdrew its last remaining forces, and the terrorists raced across the nation retaking ground.

Previously, the group imposed an exceedingly rigorous interpretation of Islamic law. However, as it pursues international prominence, it has increasingly endeavored to create a more moderate image. Since regaining control, the Taliban has been accused of murdering a folk singer and breaking her instruments. Many artists and singers have already fled Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Wedding crashed by gunmen to stop music being played

Officials announced Sunday that Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada addressed followers in the southern city of Kandahar, his first public appearance since gaining control of the group in 2016.Since 2016, Akhundzada has served as the spiritual leader of the Islamist movement, but he has remained a secretive figure, even after the Taliban seized control in Afghanistan.

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