Pakistani police make arrest in shooting of 14-year-old activist Malala

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Pakistani schoolgirls and activist Malala Yousafzai delivering
speech during a programme, Malala was shot Tuesday by the
Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women
[Photo Credit:]
Islamabad: Pakistani police on Friday claimed to have arrested number of suspects in the shooting of a 14-year-old girl internationally recognised for documenting atrocities committed by the Taliban.

The arrests took place in the northwestern Swat Valley, where Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck Tuesday by Taliban gunmen as she left school, officials said.

Few other details were released on the arrests.

​​Earlier Friday, a Pakistani military spokesman said Yousafzai is in "satisfactory" condition. Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa said the next few days will be critical in the recovery of Yousafzai, who remains unconscious and on a ventilator.
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