An Afghan girl has been hailed on social media for her “heroism” after fighting back against Taliban militants who reportedly killed her parents.
The girl took the family’s AK-47 assault rifle, shot dead two of the gunmen and wounded several others, local officials in Ghor province said.
Officials say the Taliban attacked as her father supports the government. The group denies any of its fighters died.
A photo of the girl holding the gun has gone viral in recent days.
Later in the shoot-out, which took place last week, more militants came to attack the house, in the village of Griwa, but were beaten back by villagers and pro-government militia.
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