Teen girl kills Taliban attackers with father’s AK-47 after parents are killed

A teenage girl has become a hero to fight Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, killing two terrorists with an AK-47, her father taught her to use before being killed by a rebel group. Now Qamar Gul, who is about 15 years old, has been invited to the President’s palace and has already been praised for his bravery by President Ahsarf Ghani.

Afghan teenager Qamar Gul posted a photo of his late father with his rifle, which he used to fight a group of Taliban bombers after killing his parents at his home in Ghor province, Afghanistan.

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Speaking to CBS News over the phone from Afghanistan’s West Ghor province, Gul reported last night at the time when terrorists came to his home in Gerive’s village and forcibly entered his house.

She told CBS News, “It was around 1 am that the Taliban knocked on our door. My mother responded and refused to open the door. They broke our door and pulled my parents into the hallway And killed both. “

Gul grabbed his father’s rifle, which he had taught to use, and set it on fire. According to Gul and the district governor, two Taliban rebels were shot dead and another was injured.

Soon the villagers thronged and forced the Taliban to retreat.

“I am proud that I killed my parents’ killers,” Gul said in a separate interview to AFP news agency. “I killed them because they killed my parents, and also that I knew they would come for me and my younger brother.”

“After I killed both Taliban, I went to talk to my parents, but they were not breathing,” he told AFP. “I’m sad that I wasn’t able to talk to him the last time.”

Mohammad Rafiq Alam, the head of the local Taivara district, said that Gul’s father Arabab Shah Gul was a staunch government supporter and head of the village council of elders, who targeted him as rebels.

Alam said, “The village is about 25 miles from the district center and under government control. We reached the village in the morning and buried the parents of Qamar Gul.”

Social media users have praised Gul, and some have expressed concern for his safety.

The country’s Deputy Defense Minister Munera Yousafzada tweeted, “#Qamargul’s brave action is a clear message of all Afghan women to terrorists.” “The Taliban should know that women are not women of silence and tolerance in the current two decades, and they want nothing less than their rights.”

Gul told CBS News that she was waiting to meet the president.

He said, “My and my family’s lives are in danger. I want the government to protect our people and us, so we can live in peace.”

Provincial Governor Noor Muhammad Kohanwad told CBS News that Gul was taken to a safe place, and that she would soon leave for Kabul to meet President Ghani.