By Afp. An Afghan girl has shot dead two Taliban fighters and wounded several more after they dragged her parents from their home and killed them for supporting the government. Insurgents in the central province of Ghor stormed the home of teenager Qamar Gul last week looking for her father, the village chief, before shooting her parents. Gul then emerged from the house with her family's AK and opened fire, killing the two Taliban fighters who gunned down her mother and father and injuring several others. The incident happened last week when insurgents stormed the home of Qamar Gul, a teenager from a village in the central province of Ghor.
Afghan girl shoots dead two Taliban fighters and wounds several more
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Women's rights in Afghanistan have been varied throughout history. Women officially gained equality under the constitution. Especially during the latter's rule, women had very little to no freedom, specifically in terms of civil liberties. Ever since the Taliban regime was removed in late , women's rights have gradually improved under the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan          and women are once again de jure equal to men under the constitution , which was largely based on that from Afghanistan's population is roughly 34 million. Many live as housewives for the remainder of their lives.
Afghanistan: Sexual Assaults Go Unpunished
W ithout a knock, the office door flies open. She barges into the room, a perfumed tornado disrupting every conversation and worker in her path. Wearing skinny jeans, UGG knockoff boots and a pea coat, she carries the swagger of any self-absorbed American teen. Her long dark hair flows thick, smooth and enviable. Her makeup is impeccable -- barring one small flaw.
Afghanistan has been rocked by allegations of sexual harassment at the highest levels of government. Officials deny wrongdoing but a BBC investigation has heard from women who describe a culture of abuse. In a house near the foot of the dusty mountains that surround Kabul, I meet a former government employee. She asks to remain anonymous because she fears a backlash.