A teenage Afghan girl shot dead two Taliban militants and injured several others after they murdered her parents outside their home. The insurgents stormed the house of Qamar Gul, in Tiwara district of Ghor province and killed her parents for supporting the government. Qamar then took took an AK-47 gun the family had and fought off the militants bravely.
Several other Taliban fighters later came to attack her house, but some villagers and pro-government militiamen expelled them after a gunfight. Afghan security forces have now taken Gul and her younger brother to a safer place.