Pakistani Police Detain Family of Man Suspected of Shooting Teen

Malala Yousafzai has become symbol of resistance to Taliban rule


Pakistani security forces have detained relatives of a man accused of attacking Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who became an icon of resistance against Taliban oppression and who is now being treated at a British hospital, neighbors of the man's family said Thursday.

The authorities in the Swat Valley, where the attack happened on Oct. 9, said they were still searching for the man who shot Ms. Yousafzai and wounded two other girls on a school bus. The suspect has been identified as a member of the Pakistani Taliban named Attaullah, and the authorities are seeking an accomplice as well.