Taliban gunmen who shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai arrested

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Militants suspected of the attempted assassination of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai have been captured, the Pakistani army has said.

General Asim Bajwa, a spokesperson for the Pakistani army said today that 10 militants from a group called 'Shura' had been arrested.

Commander of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, is thought to have planned the attack that took place on 9 October 2012.

Malala was shot three times, including once in the head, as she took the bus home from school in Mingora, Swat. Two of her friends, Shazia and Qainat, were also injured.

After the attack, Malala was flown to Birmingham, UK for treatment, and all three girls recovered.

Malala, who was 15 when she was shot, was targeted for campaigning for girls' education.

She has since released a book, been nominated for a Nobel Prize for Peace, and has become a leading voice in the fight for education for women around the world.

General Bajwa said the militants would be tried at an anti-terrorism court.