The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, on Tuesday, attacked teenage peace campaigner and National Peace Award winner Malala Yousufzai as she was returning from her school in the Mingora town of Swat valley. The militants said that they attacked the girl for her pro-peace, anti-Taliban and ‘secular’ agenda. Reports say Malala’s life is now out of danger, having undergone surgery in a military hospital. – Photos and text by agencies

In this handout photograph released by the Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on October 9, 2012, Pakistani army doctors give treatment to injured Malala Yousafzai. - Photo by AFP
In this handout photograph released by the Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on October 9, 2012, Pakistani army doctors give treatment to injured Malala Yousafzai. - Photo by AFP
This handout photograph released by the Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on October 9, 2012, Pakistani soldiers shift injured Malala Yousafzai, 14, from a helicopter at an army hospital following an attack by gunmen. – Photo by AFP
This handout photograph released by the Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on October 9, 2012, Pakistani soldiers shift injured Malala Yousafzai, 14, from a helicopter at an army hospital following an attack by gunmen. – Photo by AFP
Malala Yousufzai, is moved to a helicopter – Photo by AFP
Malala Yousufzai, is moved to a helicopter – Photo by AFP
Malala Yousufzai, is moved to a helicopter . – Photo by AP
Malala Yousufzai, is moved to a helicopter . – Photo by AP
Hospital staff assist Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old schoolgirl who was wounded in a gun attack, at Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital in the Swat Valley region in northwest Pakistan. – Photo by Reuters
Hospital staff assist Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old schoolgirl who was wounded in a gun attack, at Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital in the Swat Valley region in northwest Pakistan. – Photo by Reuters

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U.E Hayyat
Oct 09, 2012 06:27pm
Attacking an innocent unarmed girl. I wonder if we could ever get rid of these psychotic blood hungry monsters called the Taliban.
Engr Zubair
Oct 09, 2012 06:02pm
I condemn the shooter and his thinking. WE all respect and love her.
AK
Oct 10, 2012 08:57pm
I am proud of her parents, who born this child.
Mike
Oct 10, 2012 12:08am
Can somebody please explain how shooting a 14 year old girl in the head advances a political/religious cause?
Hyder Ali
Oct 10, 2012 12:42am
The shooting of Malala should bring all Muslims around the world to the streets in protest??!!!
Yoginder Nath Tickoo
Oct 09, 2012 11:41pm
Such a young girl with so big a heart must have been born in an equally warm home.Wish her success in her noble dreams.God bless her.
Bill
Oct 10, 2012 04:23pm
If people did mass protests around the world and killed innocent people for the ignornat movie made by one person, what will happen after this outrageuous act? Probably nothing since the people that were protesting are extremists and cowards. I am glad to see the outpour of support for this young lady. We need more like her across the world.
PB
Oct 11, 2012 07:25am
Hats off to the girl. Pakistan is reaping what it has sowed in its backyard. We must stop this religious fundamentalism.
03144543243
Oct 09, 2012 04:48pm
She is "fatima bint abdullah" of modern age.
Zakir Akbar
Oct 09, 2012 04:55pm
What would IK and Taliban Applogists say about this heinous act? don't these Taliban deserve death from Drones?
Jamal Mahmud
Oct 09, 2012 05:44pm
i salute this young girl for her courage to uphold the spirit of islam...may allah open the gates of wisdom and the spirit of islam to those ignorant hordes called protectors of islam..threy are a pitifull lot indeed!
Ejaz Mustafa
Oct 10, 2012 05:14am
It is astonishing to feel the fear to condemn the Taliban in clear terms on the national media.This incident calls for a united action in the form of rallies and protests against the Taliban.Religious leaders have to take a clear stand against Taliban or they may be counted as their supporters expecting to takeover and rule of the country in the vacuum intended to be created through chaos and confusion by these barbarians .
ali hasan
Oct 10, 2012 05:12am
bravest girl of our nation ... entire country is proud of you ... my prayers are with you kid .. may Allah bless you
jsharma1234
Oct 10, 2012 04:03am
This attack shows that TTP are even scared of a 15 yr old girl also.
Shani
Oct 10, 2012 08:56pm
Malala ur all nation is with u....we all salute u.....n our prayers are with u.....may u get well very very very soon.....GOD bless you...once again we all salute u.
sharma
Oct 09, 2012 04:20pm
may the innocent soul recover her life.