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Afghanistan, Jul 21 (Canadian-Media): Qamar Gul, believed to be aged between 14 and 16, took the family's AK-47 assault rifle, shot dead two of the militants, who had killed her parents, and wounded several others, local officials in Ghor province said, media reports said.
Ghor, according to local media, is one of the most underdeveloped western provinces of Afghanistan and incidences of violence against women are high.
A photo of the girl holding the gun has gone viral in recent days.
The incident happened last week when insurgents stormed the home of Qamar Gul, a teenager from a village in the central province of Ghor.
More militants came to attack the house later in the village of Griwa, but were beaten back by villagers and pro-government militia.
Officials said the girl, and her younger brother had been taken to a safer place.
Social media users praised the teenager.
"Hats off to her courage," AFP quoted Najiba Rahmi as saying on Facebook.
"We know parents are irreplaceable, but your revenge will give you relative peace," said Mohamed Saleh, also on Facebook.
Although Taliban had signed a peace deal with the US in February, many of its members still continued to call for the overthrow of the current Afghan government and constitution.