Taliban Gunman Shoots Pakistani Girl in the Head

The 14 year-old had been speaking out against the group


The Pakistani Taliban confirmed that one of its members shot and gravely wounded a 14-year-old schoolgirl who earned attention for speaking out against the group.

Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head and neck when militants fired on her school bus on Tuesday. Two other girls were also wounded, police said. Later that day, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident in the Swat valley, northwest of the capital Islamabad.