Musician Rahimullah killed

Another of Afghanistan’s musicians has reportedly been killed. Rahimullah, a traditional musician from Badakhshan, was fleeing for his life after warnings and threats by the Taliban. He was reportedly shot by Iranian border forces trying to escape to Iran.

This is the second case documented in reliable news sources of a musician being killed in Afghanistan since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on 15th August 2021.

Published by afghanmusicians An international coordination effort advocating for all Afghanistan's musicians in a time of crisis, along with their extraordinarily rich musical traditions, from the classical rabab to the latest pop music. Lead co-ordinator, Dr Katherine Schofield.

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