An Afghan girl has shot down two Taliban militants who killed her parents and wounded several others with the AK-47 rifle

The militants had captured the family home in the village of Griwa because the girl’s father supported the government.

They had dragged the father and mother from the home before murdering them, local officials in Ghor province said.


The girl, Qamar Gul, aged between 14 and 16, had taken the family’s AK-47 rifle and killed the two of the killers. The group denies any of its fighters died.

Later, more militants came to attack the house but villagers and government troops fought them off.

The girl and her younger brother were shifted to a safe place by security forces, Mohamed Aref Aber, spokesman for the provincial governor, told AFP.

Photos of Gul went viral on social media where people praised her for her bravery.