GHAZNI: A 14-year-old Afghan girl shot dead two Taliban fighters and injured several others after they killed her parents for supporting the government.
As per details, the incident took place last week when insurgents stormed the home of a girl, Qamar Gul from a village in the central province of Ghor.
Local police head Habiburahman Malekzada talking to media regarding the killing said the fighters were looking for her father, the village chief.
Malekzadeh further said, “Her father was a government supporter, which is why the Taliban fighters went to his house and dragged him out. When his wife put up resistance, the Taliban fighters killed the couple outside their home”, Malekzada added.
The police official said the girl Qamar Gul, who was inside the house, took an AK-47 gun and opened fire on the two Taliban fighters who killed her parents, and then injured a few others. According to reports, “Gul is aged between 14 and 16. It is common for many Afghans to not know their precise age”.
A government official said several other Taliban fighters later came to attack her house; however, some villagers and pro-government militiamen expelled them after a gunfight.
Mohamed Aref Aber, a spokesman to the provincial governor Afghan security forces said security forces now taken Gul and her younger brother to a safer place. Since the incident, social media networks have been flooded with praise for Gul’s “heroic” act.
A photograph of Gul, wearing a headscarf and holding a machinegun across her lap has gone viral on social media in the past few days.
The Taliban regularly kill villagers who they suspect of being informers for the government or security forces.