Teen activist shot by Taliban gunmen

10/09/2012 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Mingora, Pakistan – A 14-year-old Pakistani female activist was shot and killed by Taliban gunmen on Tuesday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the teen, Malala Yousufzai, who received notoriety as an advocate for girls’ education and for speaking out against atrocities by the Taliban, was shot in the head while taking a bus home from school.

As noted in the report, another girl was also wounded in the shooting.

Kamila Hayat, a senior official of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, is quoted by the AP as stating of the shooting, “This is an attack to silence courage through a bullet… These are the forces who want to take us to the dark ages.”

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