Pakistani teen's Taliban attackers identified

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 19:00 hrs

Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Child peace campaigner Malala Yousufzai, who was shot at by the Taliban, will not be sent abroad for treatment, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik. He added that her attackers have been identified.

Malik said he was satisfied with her treatment by Pakistani doctors, reported Geo News from Peshawar.

The interior minister said Malala's attackers had been identified and would be brought to justice.

Malala was shot and seriously injured in the country's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Tuesday when she was returning from home from school. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack that has sparked outrage across the world.

Malik said doctors are satisfied that she is now out of danger.

The minister added that neurosurgeons from London and the US were ready and would be called to Pakistan if the need arose.

Doctors at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) removed a bullet that pierced her head and got lodged in her shoulder.

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