Source: Business Insider
- The Taliban killed a famous Afghan folk singer on Saturday, a former interior minister said.
- Fawad Andarabi was reportedly dragged from his village home and shot dead.
- The killing follows an interview with a Taliban spokesperson who said, “music is forbidden in Islam.”
The Taliban killed a popular Afghan folk singer just days after the group said it hoped to ban music from being played in public in Afghanistan, according to a former minister.
Fawad Andarabi was “brutally killed” on Saturday, said Masoud Andarabi, who was the Interior Minister under former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, in a Twitter post.
He was reportedly dragged from his village home in Andarab, near the Panjshir Valley, before being shot dead, according to LBC News.
“Today they brutally killed folkloric singer, Fawad Andarabi who was simply brining [sic] joy to the valley and its people,” Masoud Andarabi wrote in a post accompanying a video of the folk singer performing.