Key attacker of Malala arrested: Rehman Malik
Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the key suspect involved in shooting 14year-old child activist Malala Yousufzai, Ataullah along with all the others has been arrested, reported BBC Urdu.
Malik said that Ataullah was arrested along with his fiancée. According to the report, Ataullah had crossed over from Afghanistan into Pakistan, before making his way to Swat. There, he tracked down his target, intercepting Malala's school van on October 9, 2012. He fled shortly after the assassination attempt.
Ataullah, a former Swat resident, was last week identified by police officials as the main suspect in the shooting incident.
Police said that Khan had been a studying for a master's degree in chemistry prior to opting for militancy and had studied for his Bachelor of Science degree in physics at Jahanzeb College in Swat.
The interior minister said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan had adopted a new strategy of carrying out attacks and were now teaming up with proclaimed offenders.
Responding to a question regarding handing over of Maulana Fazlullah, Malik said that the government had not only spoken with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, but a written application had also been sent out to the Afghanistan government.