The horrific attack on a Pakistani child rights activist, shot in the head by the Taliban in front of terrified schoolgirls, has raised fears that targeted attacks are on the rise in the Swat valley.
Pakistani Islamist activists carry photographs of the gunshot victim Malala Yousafzai during a protest rally against her assassination attempt, in Lahore on October 10. The horrific attack on her has raised fears that targeted attacks are on the rise in the Swat valley.
Malala Yousafzai, 14, who won international recognition for a blog about the horrors of life under the Taliban and a campaign for the right to an education, is the highest-profile target of militants in Swat for more than three years.
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