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Pakistan reacts to Taliban shooting

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 01:12

Oct. 10 - Residents and school students pray for the speedy recovery of a girl attacked by the Taliban for speaking out against them. Julie Noce reports.

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+++EDITORS PLEASE NOTE THIS EDIT CONTAINS PART 4:3 Newspapers across Pakistan are splashed with headlines Wednesday denouncing the shooting of 14 year girl-- targeted by the Taliban for speaking out against them. On her way home from school Tuesday Malala Yousufzai was shot twice-- once in the head, once in the neck. Doctors removed one of the bullets that was lodged near her spinal cord and say shes in critical condition at a military hospital. Officials around the world have condemned the incident-- residents say they are shocked. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) SHOPKEEPER, ABDULLAH SAEED, SAYING: "I think it's a proof of brutality. This is not an attack on Malala but the entire daughters of this nation." (nats kids) Students in Peshawar, about the same age as Yousufzai, began their day with a prayer for her speedy recovery. They say she is like a sister to them and hope other students can benefit from her enlightening thoughts. A spokesperson for the Taliban said the attack on Yousufzai was justified because she was promoting pro-western culture.

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Pakistan reacts to Taliban shooting

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 01:12