BRAVEHEART: Qamar Gul used an AK-47 to shoot down the Taliban fighters who dragged her parents from their home…Read More
GHAZNI: An Afghan girl shot dead two Taliban fighters and wounded several more after they dragged her parents from their home and killed them for supporting the government.
The fighters were looking for her father — the village chief and a supporter of the government, local police head Habiburahman Malekzada said. When his wife resisted, the Taliban fighters killed the couple outside their home, Malekzada said. “Qamar Gul, who was inside the house, took an AK-47 gun the family had and first shot dead the two Taliban fighters who killed her parents, and then injured a few others.”
Gul is aged between 14 and 16, according to different officials. It is common for many Afghans to not know their precise age. Several other Taliban fighters later came to attack her house, but some villagers and pro-government militia men expelled them after a gunfight.
Security forces have now taken Gul and her younger brother to a safer place, said a spokesman to the provincial governor. Social media has been flooded with praise for Gul’s “heroic” act. “Hats off to her courage!” wrote a Facebook user. “Power of an Afghan girl,” wrote another user.