An Afghan rapper and a rock band who sang anti-Taliban hits are hiding their lives after militants killed a popular folk singer.
Guitarist Faisal, 26, sang about the girls kissing behind the mosque and told fans: “Don’t be afraid of the Taliban.”
The hipster musician fled her home when gunmen stormed her door and beat her brother.
He told The Sun from a safe house: “If they find me, they will kill me.”
Music was banned when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.
But a new generation of musicians has grown over the past two decades.
But a Taliban spokesman said last week: “Music is forbidden in Islam.”
A few days later, popular folk singer Tawab Andrabi was dragged from his house and shot dead.
“I’m scared of my friends and family,” said Hessie, a rapper who ran away in 2014.