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Pakistan

Web Desk
September 4, 2017
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Taliban militant who attacked Malala Yousafzai killed in Karachi shootout

Taliban militant who attacked Malala Yousafzai killed in Karachi shootout

KARACHI: Karachi police claimed to have killed four terrorists affiliated to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Swat and involved in attack on Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

SSP Malir Rao Anwar claimed terrorist Khursheed was cousin of TTP Chief Mullah Fazlullah and was involved in attack on Malala and Pakistan Army officials. Khursheed was also the culprit of bomb attack on Karachi’s Quaidabad police, the police officer said.

The militants killed in the gunfight were affiliated to TTP Swat faction, Rao said and added that the exchange of fire with militants took place in Sadaf society near Quetta Town Karachi.

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, who is known for human rights advocacy, especially education of women in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school, was injured on 9 October 2012 by a Taliban gunmen when she was returning home from school.

Malala’s advocacy has grown into an international movement.

Taliban militants had said that they attacked the girl for her pro-peace, anti-Taliban and ‘secular’ agenda

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