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Militants Suspected Of Shooting Malala Yousufzai Arrested


According to Pakistan Army, militants suspected of shooting activist Malala Yousafzai have been arrested.

Pakistani activist- Malala Yousufzai
Pakistani activist- Malala Yousufzai

Army spokesperson Gen. Asim Bajwa said, “The group involved in the attack on Yousafzai has been arrested.” He said 10 members of a faction called “Shura”, which the army says is part of the Pakistani Taliban (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP), had been arrested in a joint operation with Pakistan’s army, police and intelligence services.

Malala was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 because of her campaign for girls’ education. They boarded her school bus in Pakistan’s north-western Swat valley and opened fire, in an assault that also wounded two of her school friends. She has since recovered from the attack.