A 14-year-old girl fired a rifle at two Taliban militants who killed her parents, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday, July 21.
The Taliban stormed the family home of the girl, Qamar Gul, in a village in Ghor province, Afghanistan. They were looking for her father to be executed for supporting the country’s official government. The man was taken out of the house and killed. The wife tried to stand up for her husband and was also killed by militants.
After her parents were killed, Kamar took an AK-47 rifle belonging to her family from the house and first shot and killed two militants who had killed her parents and then wounded several other Taliban militants.
The Afghan military has now taken the girl and her younger brother to safety, according to the provincial governor, the agency’s transfer.
The military operation in Afghanistan has continued since October 2001. At the peak of the campaign, the number of Western forces in this country exceeded 150,000 in 2010-2013. The main US and NATO combat forces withdrew from Afghanistan in 2014.
In late February, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, and the deputy leader of the Taliban radical movement, Mullah Abdullah Ghani Baradar, head of the movement’s Qatari political office in Doha, signed a peace agreement between Washington and the Taliban. According to the agreements, the Taliban have pledged to refrain from violence. But Washington decided that the movement was not fulfilling its part of the commitment, so on March 4, the Americans launched an air strike on militants in Helmand province.
Despite the fact that on May 6 Khalilzad flew to the Qatari capital for new talks with representatives of the radical movement, already on May 12 terrorist attacks were carried out in Afghanistan, which killed dozens of people. After that, President Ashraf Ghani ordered the country’s security agencies to switch to the regime of offensive actions against the Taliban.