Democracy Now: Teenage Advocate for Girls’ Education Shot in Pakistan


In Pakistan, a 14-year-old who campaigned for the education rights of girls is undergoing medical treatment after being shot. According to Al Jazeera, Malalai Yusufzai was on her way home from school in an area of northwest Pakistan when unidentified men stopped the vehicle she was traveling in. One man reportedly asked for Malalai by name and then shot her in the head and neck. Another girl was shot in the hand. Malalai had gained international prominence after blogging for the BBC about life under the Taliban. The Pakistani Taliban has since claimed responsibility for the attack.

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~ by wheresthemic on October 9, 2012.

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