Fawad Andarabi, an Afghan folk singer, has been shot dead by the Taliban in the Baghlan province over the weekend.
“He was innocent, a singer who was only entertaining people,” his son Jawad said. “They shot him in the head on the farm.”
The Taliban had visited Fawad’s home and searched it, Jawad said. They even had tea with him but things changed on Friday, August 27.
The shooting took place in the Andarabi Valley which the family is named after. It is located in the Baghlan province roughly 100km north of Kabul. There has been an upheaval in the area since the Taliban’s return to power.
Jawad demanded justice for his father and said that a local Taliban council promised to punish the musician’s killers.