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14-Year-Old Gunned Down by Taliban: Malala Yousafzai

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Published on Oct 10, 2012

Malala Yousafzai, an accomplished and courageous 14-year old activist for education freedom in Pakistan, was brutally targeted and shot by Taliban agents. Cenk breaks down this cowardly act, and explains the importance and power of education.

"A 14-year-old Pakistani student who won international acclaim for speaking out for girls barred from school by the Taliban was critically wounded Tuesday by a gunman who boarded her school bus, asked for her by name, aimed his pistol at her head and fired, officials said.

The Pakistani Taliban asserted responsibility for the attack on ninth-grader Malala Yousafzai, who gained notice in early 2009 when she wrote a diary about Taliban atrocities under a pen name for the BBC's Urdu service. Yousafzai lives in Mingora, a city in the scenic northwestern Swat Valley, where Taliban insurgents imposed harsh Islamic law for two years before being routed by a major military operation in May 2009." *

*Read more from Richard Leiby and Michele Langevine Leiby/Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a...

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