The Taliban gunmen who tried to kill Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the country’s restive northwest two years ago have been arrested, the army said Friday.
Militants boarded the teenage activist’s school bus and shot her in the head in October 2012 for her outspoken views on girls’ education, in an attack that also wounded two of her friends.
Malala survived and went on to earn international plaudits for her courageous and determined fight for all children to have the right to go to school.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed the attack almost immediately but no arrests have been announced until now.
The detention of the 10 suspects involved the army, police and intelligence agencies and was part of the Pakistani military’s ongoing offensive against the TTP and other extremist outfits.