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Taliban Vows To Try and Kill Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot last year by the Taliban for campaigning for defying a ban on female education - and now the group is threatening to kill her again.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said the group stands by its decision to target 16-year-old Malala who he said has "targeted and criticised Islam".

"She accepted that she attacked Islam so we we tried to kill her, and if we get another chance we will definitely kill her and that will make us feel proud. Islam prohibits killing women, but except those that support the infidels in their war against our religion," he added.

The new death threat came as Malala was named among the favourites to win the Nobel Peace Prize, which will be revealed on Friday.

Source: Sky News. Read full article. (link)

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