GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Malala Yousufzai,, already well known as a 14-year-old girl who dared to speak publicly about the problems, particularly for girls who wanted an education, under the Taliban, is recovering in a hospital in Peshawar from gunshot wounds and is expected to be taken out of an induced coma Friday.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik is said by media in Peshawar to have announced Thursday that the attackers have been identified.
Yousufzai was hit in the head and neck by bullets Tuesday 9 October when her schoolbus was ambushed as she returned home. Two other girls were injured in the attack, claimed by the Taliban, that had targeted her.
Vigils are being held throughout the country for the girl, but debates about how to end such attacks in the Swat valley, near Afghanistan, are growing, as the Taliban continue to insist she will be killed.