An Afghan teen has been hailed as a hero after she used an AK-47 to fatally shoot a minimum of two Taliban fighters — and wound a number of extra — who dragged her parents from their residence and killed them for supporting the federal government, native officers mentioned.
About 40 insurgents final week stormed the village of Geriveh, in central Ghor province, the place 16-year-old Qamar Gul was dwelling with her parents and 12-year-old brother Habibullah, officers informed The Guardian.
They knocked on the door round 1 a.m. on July 17, in response to the report.
“The insurgents got here to their doorstep and her mom went to see who was knocking,” provincial governor spokesman Mohamed Aref Aber informed the outlet. “When she noticed that they have been armed, she refused to open the door.”
The attackers shortly shot Gul’s mom, after which barged into the house the place they fired at her father, in response to Aber.
The insurgents have been focusing on Gul’s father, the village chief and a authorities supporter, native police head Habiburahman Malekzada informed Agence France-Presse.
Gul shortly jumped into motion.
“Qamar Gul, who was inside the home, took an AK-47 gun the household had and first shot lifeless the 2 Taliban fighters who killed her parents, after which injured just a few others,” the police official informed AFP.
The Guardian later reported that three insurgents have been killed, citing Aber.
A number of different Taliban fighters later confirmed as much as assault the house, however a gaggle of villagers and pro-government militiamen engaged them in a gunfight, forcing them to retreat.
Afghan safety forces have since moved Gul and her 12-year-old brother Habibullah — who was alongside his sister throughout the hour-long ordeal — to a safer place, Aber mentioned.
“They have been in shock within the first two days and couldn’t speak an excessive amount of, however are in a great situation now,” he informed The Guardian. “They’re saying: ‘This was our proper, as a result of we didn’t must dwell with out our parents.’ They don’t have many family apart from a half-brother who lives in the identical village.”
Following the taking pictures, supporters flooded social media with reward for Gul’s “heroic” act.
A photograph of the teen, carrying a headband and holding the gun throughout her lap, has since gone viral.
“Hats off to her braveness!” Najiba Rahmi posted to Fb. “Effectively finished.”
“Energy of an Afghan lady,” wrote Fazila Alizada, one other Fb consumer.
“We all know parents are irreplaceable, however your revenge provides you with relative peace,” Mohamed Saleh posted.