So, this is an update on an earlier post, about Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year old girl who since 2009 has been standing up to the Taliban’s occupation throughout Pakistan and remains an advocate for educating young women in her country.
Pakistani law enforcement has arrested three suspects in the shooting attack that left her and two other young women wounded.
The suspects, aged between 17 and 22, were no less open about the attack than the Taliban itself, who quickly admitted the attack and made it clear that if she survived they would certainly try again.
The attackers also told Pakistani officials who the mastermind behind the attack was — a man named Attaullah.
Attaullah is still at large.
On Friday, school children dedicated prayers to her recovery. In the Swat Valley, her home, all schools closed in protest of the attack Wednesday, the day after the shooting. Protests and rallies have been organized in support of Malala throughout the country, including the Pakistani capital of Lahore.
Malala’s prognosis is good for being shot in the head and neck. Doctors give her a 70 percent chance of survival. She was airlifted to the country’s top military hospital where she will be given the best care they can provide as well as protection by the Pakistani military.
We’ll update you on her condition when we get more information.