Oct. 10, 2012: Malala Yousafzai shot by the Taliban

The Pakistani teenager was targeted by the Taliban after she publicly advocated for girls' rights to an education.
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Transcript for Oct. 10, 2012: Malala Yousafzai shot by the Taliban
And tonight we also want to pay attention to a very young and very courageous girl struggling for her life. A fourteen year old decided to take a stand and speak out and Pakistan. On behalf of all the little girls there who dream of a future in just want to go to school. She told this to the New York Times. I want to gain my education and I want to leak unnamed. Become a doctor and. That is an ally like Josef decide who was riding on her school bus yesterday when an armed man boarded called her by name and shot her. She has had one bullet removed still unconscious in a hospital and the Taliban has announced. If they're going to target her again. At last night we told you about the fourteen year old girl in Pakistan. Stood up against the Taliban so that girls could go to school. They shot her in the head she is still in critical condition. Stop this one young heroine has inspired a growing movement in Pakistan. To unite against the Taliban and say finally enough is enough here's ABC's Mohammed Leah. Lit vigils she's an icon of hope. Courageous young girl now fighting for her life in a military hospital. I'm glad I can be anybody's diet it is not that this thing that stopping at 1000. Fourteen year old Milan only use of side was shocked in nearly killed on her school bus targeted by the Taliban. Her only crime demanding the right to girls to go to school something to Taliban and oppose. The attack has shaken the country from ordinary pakistanis. Right to the highest levels of power. Even the head of the country's powerful army visited her in the hospital. Saying we refuse to count the four terror. Papers on a bar he fights for women's rights we spoke to her with more lawless story on the front page of every newspaper in the country. How was it that a fourteen year old girl. Can capture the hearts for the country left that. Because I think he issued to present our dreams you to present what Pakistani leader addictive people Stan. Four games tonight does jungle Lawler fights for her life and nation of adults and children are going to bed praying for their new hero. I'm a Vietnam ABC news Islamabad.

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