Teenage girl hailed a hero after shooting Taliban soldiers who killed her parents

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Teenage girl hailed a hero after shooting Taliban soldiers who killed her parents

Qamar Gul, who lives in the central province of Ghor, was at home last week when her father, the village chief, was dragged from the house and exec

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Qamar Gul, who lives in the central province of Ghor, was at home last week when her father, the village chief, was dragged from the house and executed by insurgents for supporting the government. When his wife resisted, the terrorists killed her too. Gul stormed out of the house armed with her family’s AK-47 and gunned down a pair of fighters, according to local police chief Habiburahman Malekzada.

He 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.”

The girl is aged between 14 and 16, according to different officials.

It is not unusual for Afghans to not know their exact age.

Following the shooting, several other Taliban fighters arrived at Gul’s home and a gunfight ensued, with villagers and pro-government militia-men defending the house.

Miss Gul and her younger brother were whisked away to a safe location by Afghan security forces, according to Mohamed Aref Aber, spokesman to the provincial governor.

In the week since the incident, the girl has won public praise for her actions.

Writing on social media networks, some people have said she carried out a “heroic” act when she took down the Taliban fighters.

A photo of Gul posing with her brother has gone viral in recent days.

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The Taliban regularly carry out raids in villages where people are known to support the government or be secret informers.

On Monday a suicide car bomber in central Afghanistan targeted a convoy of Afghan army troops, killing eight soldiers, the defence ministry said.

Taliban Islamist militants claimed responsibility for the attack amid a nationwide escalation of violence.

Clashes have grown in recent weeks between Afghan government forces and Taliban insurgents after the government failed to free hundreds of jailed Taliban as part of a prisoner swap agreed by the warring sides.

In a statement, the defence ministry said a car bomber targeted army troops in the incident in the district of Sayed Abad in Wardak province.

Eight soldiers were killed and nine more were wounded.

The Taliban, claiming responsibility, said dozens of Afghan special forces were killed in their latest deadly assault on government forces, who have suffered many casualties in the recent fighting.

A pact signed by the United States and Taliban in Doha in February laid out plans for a withdrawal of foreign forces from the war-torn country in exchange for security guarantees from the militants.

But negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban for a peace settlement to end the 18-year-old war have been delayed over the release of nearly 600 Taliban prisoners Kabul says were involved in major attacks.



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