Gulf Today Report
Afghan guards at the entrance gate of the Panjwai district police headquarters. AFP
Gunmen who identified themselves as Taliban attacked a wedding in eastern Afghanistan to stop music being played, killing at least two people and injuring 10 others, officials say, BBC reported.
A Taliban spokesman said two of the three gunmen had been arrested but denied they had acted on behalf of the movement.
Music was banned when the Taliban ruled the country from 1996 to 2001.
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The new authorities have not yet issued such a decree, according to Indo-Asian News Service.
An eyewitness told the BBC that four couples were being married in a joint wedding in Surkh Rod district in the province of Nangarhar on Friday.
They had taken permission from a local Taliban leader to play recorded music in an area used only by the women, the report added.
But late at night, the gunmen forced their way inside and tried to smash the loudspeakers. When the guests protested, the armed men opened fire.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the case was under investigation.