Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In Swat, a province of Pakistan near the northwest frontier with Afghanistan, Taliban gunmen opened fire on a school bus, attempting to kill a 14-year-old girl who had become a prominent advocate for women’s rights

The girl, Malala Yousafzai, was hit with a bullet in her neck, and is now undergoing treatment, from which it appears she’ll recover. A Pakistani Taliban spokesman said that they carried out the attack. Ehsanullah Ehsan said that they attacked her because she was anti-Taliban and secular, adding that she would not be spared.

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