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Pakistan teenage child rights crusader shot, is out of danger

Published on Oct 9, 2012 5:28 PM

PESHAWAR (AFP) - Gunmen shot and wounded a teenage Pakistani children's rights activist as she boarded a school bus on Tuesday in the former Taleban stronghold of Swat, police said.

Malala Yousafzai, 14, won international recognition for highlighting Taleban atrocities in Swat by blogging for the BBC.

She received the first ever national peace award from the Pakistani government last year and was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by advocacy group KidsRights Foundation in 2011.

"Malala was getting into her school bus after school when two gunmen opened fire on her, injuring her and one of her friends," local police official Rasool Shah told AFP.

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