(Express Tribune) — A banned militant organisation in Khyber Agency torched a house on Tuesday to punish its residents for playing music and beating drums during a wedding ceremony, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Sources said that Hussain Khan, a resident of Akakhel area in the agency’s Bara district, was sent a notice by militants to appear before them and pay a fine for playing music in his house. Hussain defied the order, resulting in the militants torching his house in the area considered their stronghold.

According to sources, none of the family members were at home at the time of attack. The family, they said, has moved to Peshawar due to the military operation in Khyber Agency.