Nine people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, a teenager who spoke out against the Taliban, according to police.
Six men have been arrested in connection to the shooting of Malala, Pakistani police said Wednesday.
Atta Ullah Khan, a 23-year-old man of Swat district, has been identified as the main suspect in the shooting, Pakistani police told CNN News. Police are searching for Khan in the Swat Valley in the northwestern part of Pakistan. Khan's fiancee, mother, and brother have been arrested, but they are not accused of involvement in the shooting, police said.
Malala was shot last Tuesday in the Swat district of Pakistan, an area heavy with Taliban influence, reported Sky News. She was targeted for speaking out against the Taliban for the education of women and was attacked on her way home from school. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack and has said they will kill Malala if she recovers from her injuries, reported Sky News.
Malala is currently receiving care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, reported Sky News, and she was able to stand with assistance, according to an official.