The arrest of Taliban militants who tried to kill teenage activist Malala Yousafzai offers an opportunity for Pakistani authorities to address their poor record in protecting human rights defenders, a leading rights group has said.
The 10 Taliban militants who tried to kill Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai for her outspoken views on girls' education in the country's troubled northwest in 2012 has been arrested, the army announced on Friday.
Thousands of refugees fleeing an offensive by Pakistan`s army have poured across the lawless border into ramshackle camps on rugged hills in Afghanistan, stirring unease that Taliban militants may be hiding among them.
Six Taliban militants were killed and 10 others sustained injuries in a clash with security forces in Jarm district of Badakhshan province 315 km northeast of Kabul, a government spokesman said Saturday.
Pakistan`s military shelled a strategic town Thursday in the latest round of its offensive against Taliban militants in the country`s restive northwest, as aid agencies scaled up relief efforts for refugees.
Afghan officials vowed on Sunday to investigate how three suicide attackers penetrated one of the most secure districts of Kabul, as about 100 protesters rallied at the restaurant where 21 people were killed.
Pakistan student and education activist Malala Yousafzai has said she has forgiven the terrorist, who shot her on her head last year, and would never want revenge on him as she believed in peace and mercy.