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Taliban attack wounds teen activist blogger

Taliban attack wounds teen activist blogger
October 9th, 2012
02:14 PM ET

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - Malala Yousufzai's courageous blogging against the Taliban set her apart from other 14-year-old Pakistani girls.

Read Malala's blog here

Growing up in a region once dominated by the Islamic extremists, she knew the fear associated with the word Taliban.
One of her fears came to pass Tuesday, when gunmen sought her out and opened fire on her school van, leaving her seriously wounded along with two other classmates.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, Taliban spokesman Ihsnaullah Ishan told CNN. Ishan blamed the shooting on Malala's activist blogging.

Although she is now hospitalized in stable condition and "out of immediate danger," a bullet is lodged in Malala's neck and will be difficult to remove, her doctor said. [MORE]

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  1. Harry Kuheim

    As you read this Code Pink and other Fools are in A'Stan protesting the use of Drone strikes, which are the most precise weapon ever developed, against the Taliban...

    October 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Arslan

      The problem is that these drones do not differentiate between a taliban and an ordinary person. I encourage you to review recent reports from Stanford School of Law and New York School of Law on the inaccuracy as well as harming affects on ordinary people like this girl.
      Please understand that peace does not come through indiscriminate bombing like drone strikes. Another solution is a surgical operation or if need be an army operation as a last resort like the one in 2009. But lasting peace will come when you ensure fairness, dialogue and due process has taken place. Otherwise injustice gives legitimacy to militants in the form of ethnic nationalism and freedom struggle.

      October 10, 2012 at 3:25 am | Reply
    • Fawad Ahmad

      yes i am with Code Pink because Stats drowns are also doing the same act and killingthe innocent babies (Girls & Boys) like the attack on Malala (May Allah Help Her to recover her wounds) in Pakistan and there are 100s of babies killed already by these drones but we have no access on the Pics of these dead babies. I beleave that State must review his policy about the drones attacks and can won the heart of Nation of Pakistan

      October 10, 2012 at 4:36 am | Reply
  2. mark

    I applaud this child for her courage..greater than mine. She will see God Almighty before any taliban fools. The taliban only serves satan the devil. these morons will only have their time for a short time for they are the true blasemphers...the true idolators of satan. mohammand is their idol and he has nothing to do with the old or new testaments except one importantant thing which comes from Revelations. Mohammed is the beast. PERIOD.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Reply
  3. Fawad Ahmad

    I’m deeply hurt and genuinely disgusted at the most cowardly attack on the daughter of the Great Pakistan “Malala Yousuf Zai” wills such abominable acts replace the saner sense? I believe the attackers are not human and lasted all humanity to attack on a very innocent brave baby “May Allah Help her to cover her wounds”

    October 10, 2012 at 4:28 am | Reply
  4. Qala Kalich H. Dawa

    What do you conform to-that one can borrow a leaf from? Who created you and the rest too? Are you on political agenda or relgious endevour? Did you ever draw the line between the two? When you fail to follow the teachings-who question and how-following is in who's benefit? And the opposite? If you are none of the above to judge and reward and punish-where do come in? Politics- with political abition-is it? Convince....draw....define...state.....explain....'how do you intend to win the hearts and minds within your environs for your political interest-because the other everybody his or her own load. Anywhere the points are just for thinking.

    October 10, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply
  5. khalid

    We condem on malala yousafzai. Thiz iz not humanaity. But i ask how many thousans such children ammrica killed in drone attakes???? Who will answer about them???

    October 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Reply
  6. rotanloukku

    You asked questions from Pakistan prime minister. Why you didn't ask what she would make to protect the girl if she was been her own daughter?

    October 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Reply
  7. rotanloukku

    An other question. What a heck you all, YOU TOO, are supporting those who want to keep all women in sack? I've seen you many times wearing the sack. Why you do that? Do the muslims also wear them self as we like or want when visiting in our western countries? You same as Obama are supporting the way muslims thread their women, like pigs!

    October 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
  8. rotanloukku

    I've been looking the way you ask the questions from your visitors, and what I've seen is not very nice. You do NOT ask hard questions because you want to stay on your high position as media person. You are in my opinion more just joke.

    October 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Reply
  9. cheema

    Why Children killed in Drones attacks never get such media coverage as Malala yousafzai got ? dont those children in FATA have any right to live . learn ? Why hundred of thousands babys killed by U.S armed forced dont get attention of international media ?

    October 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply

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