Reward offered in hunt for teenager's attacker

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In Pakistan, a ten million rupee award has been put up for information leading to the arrest of the attackers of a teenage human rights advocate.

14-year-old Malala Yousafzai is recovering from surgery after being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman as she left school in the Swat Valley.

The attack has sparked protests across Pakistan.

“Today we are all gathered here to show our solidarity with Malala. We want to send the signal to the Taliban that no matter what happens we will not let this country go downhill like this.” said activist Farzana Bar.

The Taliban say Malala was deliberately targeted because of her secular beliefs and warned they will strike again.

Government ministers and top military officials have visited the teenager in hospital in Peshawar.

Malala became known for her diary that chronicled life under the Taliban militants who took control of the Swat Valley in 2007.

It is hoped the reward, which amounts to 66 thousand euros, will help flush out her attackers.