Taliban claim to have shot 14-year old rights activist

Source: Amnesty International The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the shooting of a 14-year Pakistani human rights activist in Swat valley who is now being treated in hospital for her wounds, prompting Amnesty International to denounce the “shocking act of violence”. Gunmen opened fire on Malala Yousufzai and a friend as they were travelling home from school in Mingora town. She was hit by two bullets. Early indications suggested a targeted shooting with one local report suggesting one of the gunmen asked for her by name before opening fire. Malala has campaigned for girls’ access to education in her region … Continue reading Taliban claim to have shot 14-year old rights activist