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Video: Malala Yousufzai, 14, shot by the Taliban in Pakistan

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Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai was admired across a battle-scarred region of Pakistan for exposing the Taliban's atrocities and advocating for girls' education in the face of religious extremists. On Tuesday, the Taliban nearly killed her to quiet her message. A gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in the volatile northern Swat Valley and shot Malala in the head and neck. Another girl on the bus was also wounded. New York Times reporter Adam Ellick interviewed Malala extensively in 2009 for a documentary about her father’s struggle to reopen a school for girls in Swat after the Pakistani military regained control of the valley from the Taliban. 

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 11:41pm]

    

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