Pakistani court jails 10 for involvement in attack on Malala

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — A public prosecutor says a Pakistani court has sentenced 10 militants to life in prison for their involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai.

Public prosecutor Sayed Naeem said the court announced the ruling Thursday at an undisclosed location because of security reasons.

Malala was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban in valley of Swat for advocating education for women.

Malala, 17, won world acclaim for her campaign and last year was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Pakistan is also seeking the arrest of Mullah Fazlullah, the Taliban leader who ordered the attack.

Pakistan’s military arrested the 10 men last year.

Malala was initially treated in Pakistan, but was later flown to a hospital in Britain, where she now lives with her family. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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