A group of men gunned down a female coach’s Siberian husky in western Afghanistan — and the woman fears the killing was an act of retaliation because she teaches sports to girls, according to reports.

Sahba Barakzai, along with her family, was walking 7-month-old pup Aseman in the mountains last Friday — when a man “looking like a shepherd” approached and shot the dog.

“I shouted and ran towards Aseman and requested the man not to fire,” Sahba told Afghan news agency Khaama. “The gunman did not care, and shot four bullets in Aseman’s chest.”

Sobbing, Sahba took Aseman in her arms and began to run toward her family’s car.

Then the gunman, who was joined by several other men, fired another shot and demanded the family leave Aseman’s body with them — declaring that a woman could not own a dog, the outlet reported.

But Sahba and her family fear the men targeted her pup for a personal reason — because she teaches sports to girls, the BBC reported.

For the past 10 years, Sahba taught karate to children in Herat, Afghanistan’s third largest city.

She also launched a cycling club for teenage and young girls — a move which attracted strong opposition at first because it is still taboo for girls to ride bikes in the city.

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Barakzai holds her dog after the attack.

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“We still don’t know about their goal but we think it is because of her career. She was the first woman who has her own club and these things are taboo,” Sahba’s sister Setayesh told the BBC.

“The main inspiration was the situation of women in Herat because she herself is an active person in [the] community,” Setayesh added.

“[Our parents] were completely worried because her life is in danger — and we saw by our own eyes last week.”

The frightening ordeal forced Sahba to shutter her sports clubs and move across the border to Iran.

But she continues to grieve the death of her beloved Aseman — whose name means “sky,” a reference to her blue eyes.

“The day that I brought Aseman, I Googled … how many years a dog can live, and realized every dog can live about 14 years and even more,” Sahba told the BBC.

“I have never thought that my sweetie Aseman would live just for seven months and then be killed.”