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Reward offered for arrest of teenage activist attackers

  • Pakistani officials have offered a $105,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the attackers of a teenage rights activist.

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, underwent surgery after being shot on Tuesday in north western Swat Valley.

    The Taliban said they had shot her because she had "promoted secularism", adding that they would target her again.

    Protests against the shooting have taken place across several Pakistani cities.

    Yousafzai remains unconscious in a hospital in Peshawar, where Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Interior Minister Rehman Malik visited her earlier in the day.

    Yousafzai gained prominence due to her desire to attend school, which turned into a one-girl campaign after the Taliban captured Swat valley in 2009 and shut down girls' schools.