Heroism: Afghan girl kills 2 Taliban militants in fightback

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A teenage Afghan girl has been hailed on social media for her “heroism” after fighting back last week against Taliban militants who killed her parents.

According to officials in Ghor province, the girl took the family’s AK-47 assault rifle, shot dead two of the militants and wounded several others.

The Taliban came to the house because the girl’s father was a government supporter.

Later, more militants came to attack the house, in the village of Griwa but were beaten back by villagers and pro-government militia, they added.

Officials said the girl, believed to be between the ages of 14 and 16, and her younger brother had been taken to a safer place.

According to local media, Ghor is one of the most underdeveloped western provinces of Afghanistan and incidences of violence against women is high.

The Taliban signed a peace deal with the US in February but many of its members continue to call for the overthrow of the current Afghan government and constitution.

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