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Will try to kill Malala Yousufzai again, Taliban warns

Last Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 16:44

Zee Media Bureau

Islamabad: A year after Pakistan`s teen education activist Malala Yousufzai was shot at by Talibani gunmen, the militant outfit has reiterated its intent to attack her again, reports said Monday.

Speaking to ABC news, Pakistan Taliban spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid said that Malala was attacked not because of her education campaign, but because of her attack on Islam.

"We didn`t target her for spreading education in her area, we targeted her for making jokes of Islam, and that was enough reason for attacking her…. if we found her again then we would definitely try to kill her and will feel proud on her death," he said.

The threat by Taliban comes as Malala`s autobiography titled – "I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" is set to be published on Tuesday.

Malala in her autobiography has recounted her feelings after the attack on October 9 when she was shot at by Taliban militants as she was returning home from school.

The excerpts from Malala`s autobiography were released by the Sunday Times, according to which, her first thoughts after waking up in the hospital on October 16 was `Thank God I`m not dead`.

Malala, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, lives in Birmingham with her family now.

Malala has also been invited by Queen Elizabeth II to an Oct. 18 reception at Buckingham Palace.

First Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 14:01
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