Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Pak's Interior Minister Rehman Malik announces $ 1 mn bounty on attacker of activist Malala

Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has announced a USD one million bounty on the leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban blamed for the attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, as he claimed that the plan was hatched in Afghansitan.

"This conspiracy assassination plan was made across the border in Afghanistan. Of course, Mullah Fazlullah, who had fled away when we took action in Malakand Swat. And this was transpired there; four people came from there," Malik told the CNN in an interview.

"At that point of time, we did not do exactly know what it was their objective and what kind of action they were going to take, till such time they had hit Malala. Of course, one other guy we have identified and few of his associates have been arrested," he said, adding that one of the financers of one of the terrorists have been detained.

Malik announced USD 1 million as bounty for the leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan who claimed that TTP was responsible  for her shooting. "On his head, which is more than, you know, (inaudible)
of Pakistani, 100 million apiece, because we want to definitely get him and all our line forces, intelligence agencies are hunting all those who were involved." he said.

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