Special Representative condemns shooting of Pakistani school girls

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Malala Yousufzai

A senior United Nations official has condemned "in the harshest terms" the shooting of three Pakistani school girls by Taliban gunmen on Tuesday.

The girls were reportedly shot by gunmen in a school bus in front of their school in the city of Mingora in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley,

Charles Appel reports.

Fourteen year-old Malala Yousufzai who is widely known for advocating the education of girls and highlighting Taliban atrocities was seriously wounded in the attack.

The group Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack on the girls.

The Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui says that education is a fundamental right for all children.

Ms. Zerrougui says the TTP must respect the right to education of all children including girls to go to school and live in peace.

She wished Malala and the other girls a swift and full recovery.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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