Arrests Made in Malala's Shooting

Atta Ullah ID'd as main suspect in shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2012 10:41 AM CDT
In this undated photo provided by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, 15-year old Pakistani shooting victim Malala Yousufzai recovers in Queen Elizabeth...   (AP Photo/University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust)

(Newser) – Pakistani police say they have arrested a group of people in connection with the shooting of 15-year-old activist Malala Yousufzai. A 23-year-old chemistry student, Atta Ullah, is suspected to be either the ringleader in the attempted murder or the shooter himself, CNN reports. His fiancé, mother, and brother have also been arrested. Click to read about Malala's recent progress at the UK hospital where she's receiving treatment, or about another girl targeted by the Taliban.

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