Sunday 22 October 2017

$1m bounty on head of Malala's attacker

PAKISTAN'S interior minister has announced a $1m (€770,000) bounty for a senior member of the Pakistan Taliban, who claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai (pictured).

Ehsannullah Ehsan, a spokesman of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has sent a series of messages to media organisations trying to justify the attack on a 14-year-old girl.

Malala was flown to the UK on Monday for specialist care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. She was shot in the head as she travelled home from school.

Rehman Malik, who is overseeing the hunt for her would-be killers, said: "What is important is that the guy who said the TTP was responsible, I am announcing today a $1m bounty on his head, which is more than 100 million rupees, because we want to definitely get him." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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