A 15-yr-old Afghanistan girl’s parents were killed by members of the Taliban.
So she killed them.
The attack started when a group of Taliban fighters surrounded the teenage Qamar Gul’s home, eventually barging in and killing Gul’s parents. Gul then grabbed her father’s AK-47 and began shooting at the assailants, killing two and wounding others.
Gul provided a statement on the attack to CBS News:
“It was around 1 a.m. that the Taliban knocked on our door. My mother answered and refused to open the door. They broke our door and dragged my parents into the hallway and killed them both.”
Gul told the Agence-France Presse that she is glad she killed the assailants:
“I am proud I killed my parents’ murderers…I killed them because they killed my parents, and also because I knew they would come for me and my little brother.”
“After I killed the two Taliban, I went to talk to my parents, but they were not breathing. I feel sad I could not talk to them one last time.”
But the story gets weird.
Qamar Gul was also married to one of the attackers she killed.
The slain husband, Mohamed Naeem, was arranged to marry 15-yr-old Qamar Gul by her father, Shan Gul Rahimi, and in exchange Rahimi would marry Naeem’s teenage niece as his second wife.
Naeem’s family criticized him for spending more time with his teenage wife than his other wife who was significantly older. The disagreement led to an argument where Naeem left his home and took Gul with him.
Eventually, the young Gul took a trip to visit her parents and said she will not return to her husband. Her father, Rahimi, said he would house her until the conflict was settled.
Naeem was not pleased with this decision. He became friends with a local Taliban commander and used him as a resource to attack Gul’s parents in the early morning massacre. During the attack that killed Gul’s parents, members of the community picked up arms to fight off the Taliban.
Social media across Afghanistan praised Gul for her courage and compared her to the female Kurdish warriors of Kobani, Syria, who are noted for their aggressive assault on the Islamic State. Afghanistan’s president praised her for fighting off the “enemies of the nation.”
Gul has been invited by the president of Afghanistan to visit the presidential palace to be recognized for her bravery.