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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:49 AM

Pakistani girl who spoke out against Taliban shot, wounded

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Source: Reuters

Gunmen in Pakistan shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday a 14-year-old schoolgirl who rose to fame for speaking out against Taliban militants, authorities said.

Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head and neck when gunmen fired on her school bus in the Swat valley, northwest of the capital, Islamabad. Two other girls were also wounded, police said.

Yousufzai became famous for speaking out against the Pakistani Taliban at a time when even the government seemed to be appeasing the hardline Islamists.

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The Taliban set up courts, executed residents and closed girls' schools, including the one that Yousufzai attended. A documentary team filmed her weeping as she explained her ambition to be a doctor.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/09/us-pakistan-schoolgirl-idUSBRE8980EB20121009



TTP accepts attacking Malala Yousafzai in Swat

PESHAWAR: Pakistani Taliban accepts responsibility of attacking National Peace Award winner and young Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousufzai, who with another girl was injured in the attack on their school van on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to Dawn.com’s correspondent Zahir Shah Sherazi from an undisclosed destination, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan said that the TTP accepts responsibility of the attack as Malala was propagating anti-Taliban and ‘secular’ thoughts among the youth of the area.

Malala was returning home from her school in Swat’s Mingora area when her van was attacked by the gunmen.

Certain media outlets reported that the gunmen attacked the van on identifying the young children’s rights activist.

http://dawn.com/2012/10/09/malala-yousufzai-injured-in-gun-attack-on-school-van-in-swat/

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Bosonic Oct 2012 OP
MissHoneychurch Oct 2012 #1
madrchsod Oct 2012 #3
MissHoneychurch Oct 2012 #6
iamthebandfanman Oct 2012 #5
leftynyc Oct 2012 #2
iandhr Oct 2012 #8
carla Oct 2012 #4
janlyn Oct 2012 #7
niyad Oct 2012 #9

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:56 AM

1. What hateful people they are

to be afraid of a little girl. If you can't get them to agree with you just shot them. Just disgusting and so sad

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Response to MissHoneychurch (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:43 AM

3. hi misshoneychurch!

i have`t seen you in awhile!

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:54 AM

6. Hi madrchsod



I am still around, mostly lurking though.

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Response to MissHoneychurch (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:30 AM

5. sounds like a right wingers

wet dream :p

maybe we can send all of ours over there :p

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:57 AM

2. What a brave young lady

Any chance the shooters get identified, caught and tried?

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:59 AM

8. Probably not

There is a lot of sympathy for militants within the Pakistani establishment.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:25 AM

4. Grown "men" with automatic weapons

attempting to kill a girl because her words offend them. Can we please go and start a war for the cause of women and girls? FUCK THE TALIBAN and all men who "think" as they do!!!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:33 AM

7. vile group

To attack a child has to be one of the most heinous crimes!!!

They do this in the name of Islam and think their works will let them enter heaven....I have to believe in my heart that there is a special place in hell for people like them.

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Response to janlyn (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:02 AM

9. and may they be joined by all the woman-hating chrstotaliban in this country.

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