Six men have been arrested in connection with the shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai, the teenage activist who spoke out against the Taliban.
However, the main suspect remains at large, according to Pakistani officials.
As reported by CNN:
Police identified Atta Ullah Khan, a 23-year-old man from the Swat district where Malala was attacked, as the primary suspect. Police said they were searching for Khan, who was studying for a master’s degree in chemistry.
The Swat Valley in northwestern Pakistan is a Taliban redoubt. The official did not say what role Khan may have played. Khan had studied for a Bachelor of Science degree in physics at Jahanzeb College in Swat.
Malala, who has become a symbol of courage after being shot in the head by the Taliban for demanding education for girls, is being treated at a hospital in Birmingham, England.
Today Malala remains in stable condition and “continues to make good progress,” said a hospital official.
The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the October 9 shooting and vowed to kill Malala if she recovers.