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Pakistan: Nobel nominee Malala's attempted Taliban killers arrested00:55

Pakistan: Nobel nominee Malala's attempted Taliban killers arrested

Pakistan, Pakistan
September 12, 2014 at 00:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pakistani security forces have arrested 10 men suspected of involvement in the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai and two of her school friends, it was revealed on Friday. General Asim Saleem Bajwa, a Pakistan army spokesman, said the detained men were believed to have attacked Yousafzai on orders from Mullah Fazlullah, the head of the Pakistani branch of the Taliban.

Bajwa went on to state that the suspected militants were arrested in an intelligence-led action during the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb in the northwestern tribal area of North Waziristan. The spokesman said that the detainees hailed from Malakand, the hometown of Malala in the county's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Malala, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, was shot in the head when several masked militants opened fire at her in October 2012 in the district of Swat. She was initially treated in Pakistan, but was later flown for treatment to Britain where the 17-year-old now lives with her family.

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Pakistani security forces have arrested 10 men suspected of involvement in the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai and two of her school friends, it was revealed on Friday. General Asim Saleem Bajwa, a Pakistan army spokesman, said the detained men were believed to have attacked Yousafzai on orders from Mullah Fazlullah, the head of the Pakistani branch of the Taliban.

Bajwa went on to state that the suspected militants were arrested in an intelligence-led action during the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb in the northwestern tribal area of North Waziristan. The spokesman said that the detainees hailed from Malakand, the hometown of Malala in the county's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Malala, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, was shot in the head when several masked militants opened fire at her in October 2012 in the district of Swat. She was initially treated in Pakistan, but was later flown for treatment to Britain where the 17-year-old now lives with her family.

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