- The Washington Times - Friday, September 12, 2014

The Taliban militants responsible for shooting teenager Malala Yousafzai for fighting for women’s rights and for equal access to eduction have been arrested, Pakistan authorities said on Friday.

Asim Bajwa, who heads up the Pakistan army’s press unit, said 10 attackers had been identified and arrested, Reuters reported. It’s not yet clear what they’re being charged with, though.

Malala, who is now 17, was shot by attackers who had boarded her bus in the Swat area in 2012. Two of her female classmates were also injured in the attack. After the attack, Malala was transferred to Britain for treatment. She lives there now.

She was subsequently given the European Union’s human rights award, Reuters reported. In addition, she was considered for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work and has written a book about her ordeal with Taliban.

Taliban militants still vow to kill her and her family members.

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