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Pakistan Taliban commander asks Malala to come home

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 00:48

July 18 - A Taliban commander is believed to have written to young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai urging her to return home. Simon Hanna reports.

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Days after Malala Yousufzai's electrifying speech to the United Nations on July 12, a letter from a Taliban commander to the young activist was made public. In the letter, verified as authentic by the Taliban, Adnan Rasheed says he regretted her shooting last year by militants. He called on her to come back to Pakistan, join a female Islamic school and use her pen for Islam. Malala Yousufzai was hospitalised in October of last year after being shot in the head by Taliban gunmen as she left school in Swat Valley. She was flown to Britain for treatment and has not returned since due to persistent threats against her.

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Pakistan Taliban commander asks Malala to come home

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 00:48