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Wounded Pakistani activist recovering in hospital

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:30pm

 British doctors say 14-year old Malala Yousefzai is in stable condition.
People around the world are following her recovery and are outraged by the attack.
An attack that wounded two other girls.

The city of Mingora in Pakistan's scenic Swat Valley is the region the Taliban took over in 2008, forcing shut down and then blowing up girls' schools, threatening to kill anyone who stood in their way.
This is also where Malala Yousefzai and her classmate Kainat Ahmed defied the Taliban by going to school anyway.
Kainat was seated next to Malala when Taliban gunmen stopped their school van and opened fire. One of the bullets hit Kainat in the arm.
In her hospital room, a mob of reporters shoved their way through for a glimpse of Kainat's ten minute visit with Pakistan's interior minister.
"You and Malala had the courage to stand up against the Taliban and go to school. Now that you are hurt, do you regret doing that?
No sir, I don't regret it. god willing i will continue my education.
What do you want the world to know?
Girls education here is more important than boys because boys can have any jobs they want here, but girls can not. I want to tell all the girls to continue their mission to get an education."
 

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