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Pak teen activist Malala Yousufzai nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Feb 02, 2013 at 10:29am IST

New Delhi: Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance who was shot at has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Fifteen-year-old Malala was targeted for promoting girls' education.

Malala was shot by Tehreek-e-Taliban gunmen at point blank range as she travelled on a bus to school on October 9, 2012. The award will be announced in early October, but the deadline for nominations expired on Friday.

Among other reported nominees are jailed Belarusian human rights activist Ales Belyatski and Russian Lyudmila Alexeyeva.

Pak teen activist Malala nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Malala was shot by Tehreek-e-Taliban gunmen at point blank range as she travelled on a bus to school on October 9, 2012.

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