Three guests were shot dead at a wedding reception in eastern Afghanistan on Friday night, October 29 ‘because music was being played,’ according to the Taliban.

Three assailants pretended to be Taliban members before opening fire, according to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, who spoke to reporters at a press conference on Sunday, October 31.

The gunmen, according to Mujahid, attacked a reception in Nangarhar Province’s Surkh Rod district.

According to local reports, at least two people were killed and ten others were injured.

He also stated that two people involved in the incident had been apprehended, but a third had gotten away.

The Taliban spokesman went on to say that killing someone for playing music was not permitted, and that an investigation would be launched to determine whether the incident was caused by a personal issue or a disagreement.

“No one in the Islamic Emirate has the authority to turn anyone away from music or anything else; instead, they must try to persuade them. That is the primary route “According to AFP, Mujahid spoke at a press conference.

Mujahid later claimed in a series of Twitter posts that the suspects claimed to be Taliban members and had requested that the music be turned off before firing.