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Malala Shooting: Police Name Prime Suspect
Police have named the prime suspect in connection with the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist who spoke out against the Taliban.
Detectives are attempting to track down 23-year-old Atta Ullah Khan, a chemistry student from the Swat district where Malala was attacked.
Khan's mother, brother, and fiancee have been arrested, as well as six other men.
The suspect's relatives are not accused of involvement, a senior police official is reported to have said.
Alam Zeb, the principal at Jahanzeb College where Khan is studying for a physics degree, said Khan had given school officials three or four dates of birth.
He condemned the attack and said he was surprised to hear that a former student may have been involved.
The 15-year-old girl became a symbol of courage after being shot in the head by the Taliban earlier this month for demanding education for girls.
She is now being treated in Britain, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
The hospital has said she continues to make steady progress and is in a stable condition after she was admitted a week ago following initial treatment in Pakistan.
She had been able to stand with help for the first time in hospital and was "communicating very freely", according to Dr Dave Rosser, medical director of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
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what do you think?
Hope she makes a full recovery and as for this hero of the Taliban cause hope he gets his just deserts.
We hope he does but he will prob end up over ere on benifits saying he wont get fair trial and use his so called human rights excuse.....
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His education was possibly contributed to by British aid
This has damaged the Taliban in the eyes of many muslims. . Even those who dont like western political interference in their country. This attempted murder show the Taliban in their true light. Nothing to do with the world faith of Islam. Hope they catch the coward.
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Taliban should hang it's head in shame