Shooting of Pakistani girl sparks outrage

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The Taliban shot a 14-year-old girl Tuesday who publicly protested the lack of education for women in Pakistan, the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times reported.

Doctors removed bullets from the teenage girl's head and neck, according to the Washington Post. She is unconscious and in critical condition.

The Taliban took responsibility for the incident, which provoked outrage across the country, according to the Washington Post. Impromptu rallies developed across the country Thursday in support of the girl.

The girl, Malala Yousafanzi, began speaking out against the Taliban at age 11. She advocated for the education of women, which the Taliban seeks to ban.

The U.N., which marked its first International Day of the Girl Child Thursday, condemned the attacks, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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