Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Malala Yousafzai injured in Swat by Taliban

Gunmen shot and wounded a teenage children's rights activist Malala Yousafzai as she boarded a school bus on Tuesday in Swat, police said.

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14 years old Malala Yousafzai: A proponent of female education [Photo: Business recorder]

Yousafzai was shot in the forehead and will be taken to Peshawar for further treatment but is stable, said Doctor Taj Mohammed at the Saidu Sharif Medical Complex in Mingora.

Malala Yousafzai, 14, won international recognition for highlighting Taliban atrocities in Swat by blogging for the BBC.


She received the first ever national peace award from the government of Pakistan last year and was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by advocacy group KidsRights Foundation in 2011.

Read more: Business Recorder

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