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Outcry over Pakistan attack on activist Malala Yousafza, 14 | Activist News

Outcry over Pakistan attack on activist Malala Yousafza, 14

Malala-Yousafzai

BBC News
Oct. 10, 2012

An attack by Taliban gunmen in north-west Pakistan that wounded a 14-year-old who campaigned for girls’ rights has caused an outcry in the country.

Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head on her way home from school in Mingora, the main town in the Swat Valley.

The president and prime minister have led condemnation of the attack.

Initial reports suggested she was out of danger, but there is growing concern over her condition with some reports saying she may need treatment abroad.

A Pakistani Taliban spokesman told the BBC they carried out the attack.

Ehsanullah Ehsan told BBC Urdu that they attacked her because she was anti-Taliban and secular, adding that she would not be spared.

Malala Yousafzai came to public attention in 2009 by writing a diary for BBC Urdu about life under Taliban militants who had taken control of the valley.

‘Courage silenced’

Almost immediately afterwards, the attack was condemned by politicians and media personalities.

Full Article Here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19890022

 

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