The Japan Times, July 17, 1998

Afghan Taliban punishes violators of ban on music

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) Afghanistan's Taliban Islamic movement said Wednesday it had punished 13 people in the eastern province of Logar for violating a ban on music.
The Taliban government's department for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice found musical instruments in a house in Logar, the Taliban-controlled Voice of Shariat radio said without giving the date of the action.
All 13 people found using these musical instruments were punished for violating the ban, said the broadcast monitored in Islamabad.