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Armed man attacks Malala Yousafzai in Swat

Swat: Unidentified man on Tuesday attacked the vehicle of Malala Yousafzai, known for being a children’s rights activist in Swat valley of Pakistan Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province.

Sources said that the assailant opened fire on the vehicle of Malala when she was going towards her home from her school, injuring three girls including Malala.

The sources added that the attacker wearing police uniform stopped her vehicle near her school and opened fire on Malala after inquiring about her.

She received a bullet injury in the back side of her neck and was shifted to district headquarters hospital before being shifted to Peshawar through a helicopter on the directives of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.

Name of the other girl who also injured in the attack is Shazia.

[Malala Yousufzai shifted to CMH Peshawar: ISPR]

Malala gained notability for championing the cause of the people of Swat by blogging for the BBC under a pseudonym about the atrocities of the Tehrik-i-Taliban regime.

The international children’s advocacy group Kids Rights Foundation included Yousafzai among the nominees for the International Children’s Peace Prize, making her the first Pakistani girl nominated for the award.

For her courageous and outstanding services for the promotion of peace under extremely hostile conditions, she was awarded the first National Peace Award by the Pakistani government on 19 December 2011.

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