Arrests Made in the Shooting of 14-Year-Old Pakistani Girl

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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girl who was shot at close range in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, reads a book as she continues her recovery at the hospital. Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban, is writing a memoir. Publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson said Thursday March 28, 2013 it will release "I am Malala" in Britain this fall. Little, Brown will publish it in the United States.A Taliban gunman shot Malala on Oct. 9, while she was on her way home from school in northwestern Pakistan. (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital, File)

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Pakistan has arrested three suspects in the remote Swat Valley for the shooting of 14-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai. Police say the three men, aged 17 to 22, were involved in the attack, but that they all said the mastermind was a man Attaullah, who is still at large. Yousafzai was shot in the head on Tuesday on her way to school, in retaliation for her criticism of the Taliban. She was nominated for several peace awards after keeping a blog for the BBC that promoted education for young girls. Her father runs the small school that she attended and has received threats from terrorists in the region for years.

Doctors removed a bullet from Yousafzai's skull yesterday, and said she was able to move her arms and legs, though she is still in critical condition. Authorities moved her to a military hospital in the town of Rawalpindi.

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