This Afghan Teen Girl Killed Two Taliban Men Who Murdered Her Parents
Qamar Gul, a teenager believed to be aged between 14 and 16, is being hailed as a hero on social media. This Afghan girl has gunned down two members of the Taliban, the terrorists who killed her parents. According to Mirror UK, the terrorists had barged into the house in searching for her father who was the Chief of Griwa Village and supported the government. They mercilessly dragged him out of the house and killed him and then her mother when she resisted. They also injured many others in the process. The incident happened last week in Gul’s village in the central province of Ghor.
Gul killed them with an AK-47 rifle. “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,” local police head Habiburahman Malekzada told AFP. After the attack, more terrorists attacked her home but villagers beat them away, Arab News reported.
Her parents were killed for supporting the government, officials said. “The insurgents came to their doorstep and her mother went to see who was knocking,” said Mohamed Aref Aber, a spokesman for the provincial governor. “When she saw that they were armed, she refused to open the door,” The Guardian reported. According to Aber, Gul witnessed the death of her parents and that triggered her to take things in her own hands.
Gul is now being hailed as a symbol of power. The internet is hailing Gul and her “heroic” act.
What You Should Know
Officials have assured the safety of Gul and her younger brother and have taken them to a safer place for protection.
Picture of Gul holding a machine gun and wearing a headscarf has gone viral in the last few days.
Qamar Gul, a young girl and her brother, have killed two Taliban fighters and pushed back several others in Tewri district of Ghor province, after the insurgents killed three members of their family. pic.twitter.com/tJa7K2STw5
— Afghanistan Times (@AfghanistanTime) July 19, 2020
According to local media, Ghor is one of the most underdeveloped places in Afghanistan and the violence against women are high in the villages.
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