The Hunt: Teen girl becomes hero after standing up to Taliban

A teenage girl is now a hero in Afghanistan after she picked up an AK-47 and fought off a Taliban attack, killing two militants with the weapon her father taught her to use before he was killed by the terrorist group.

On this week’s edition of “The Hunt” with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, Dr. Barnett Koven, lead counterterrorism researcher with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, based at the University of Maryland, said there will likely be consequences.

December 4, 2023 | The Hunt, July 22, 2020 (J.J. Green)

J.J. Green

JJ Green is WTOP's National Security Correspondent. He reports daily on security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments, and provides regular on-air and online analysis. He is also the host of two podcasts: Target USA and Colors: A Dialogue on Race in America.

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