A teenage girl in Afghanistan is being hailed on social media for her courage and bravery after she killed two Taliban militants who murdered her parents. The incident happened last week when a group of Taliban terrorists stormed Qamar Gul’s house in the village of Geriveh after her father who is a government supporter, complained about Taliban demands for tax payments, Gulf News reported. Also Read - 'I am Gonna Track Down Your Address': Captain America AKA Chris Evans' Message to 6-Year-Old Hero Who Braved Dog Attack to Save Sister | WATCH
The militants dragged her father out and when her mother resisted, the Taliban militants killed the couple outside their home. It was then that Qamar took the family’s AK-47 assault rifle, shot dead two of the militants and wounded several others.
“Qamar Gul, who was inside the house, took an AK-47 gun the family had and first shot dead the two Taliban terrorists who killed her parents, and then injured a few others,” local police head Habiburahman Malekzada said.
A photo of the girl holding the gun has gone viral on the internet, with many praising her bravery. Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian called her a hero in a post on Twitter, adding the Afghan Government praised her courage.
Here is how other reacted:
Several other Taliban militants later came to attack her house, but some villagers and pro-government militiamen drove them away after a gunfight. The girl and her younger brother have now been moved to a safer area under government protection.