“The cruelty of Taliban in Andarab continues. Today, they brutally killed folk singer who just brought joy to this valley and its citizens,” Andarabi stated.
According to the eyewitness, the musician was taken out of the house in Baghlan province and shot him.
It took place a few days after Taliban leaders introduced new rules in Afghanistan, including a ban for music and the demand of presence of a man for the accompaniment of women traveling alone.
“Music is forbidden in Islam. But we're hoping that we can persuade people not to do such things, instead of pressuring them,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated.
The regressive position was similarly held by the Taliban when they last ruled the country from 1996 to 2001.
In July, the Taliban killed an officer of Afghan police who posted humorous videos online.
On August 24, the leadership of the Islamic Taliban movement, which seized the power in Afghanistan, banned to take away the American currency out of the country. Besides, the Taliban militants banned women from going to work.
On August 15, the Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he had left the country to avoid bloodshed as the Taliban entered the capital Kabul. Members of the diplomatic missions of the Western countries and their staff consisting of locals did not evacuate and they stay in the capital airport, where chaos was observed.
After the Taliban have seized the power in Afghanistan, the International Monetary Fund on August 18 said it had suspended the country's access to its financial resources, including around $440 million in new monetary reserves.