Taliban gunmen shot 14-year-old Pakistani feminist blogger Tuesday for her campaign for children's rights.
Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck by masked Taliban gunmen on her way home from school in response to her campaign for education rights in Pakistan, said the New York Times.
Two other girls were injured in the attack and doctors said Yousafzai was in critical condition after surgery.
Ehsanullah Ehsan, a Taliban spokesperson called the shooting an example for others in the future who speak out against the Taliban, said the BBC.
The militant group said they targeted Yousafzai because she "promoted secularism" and it is an "obscenity".