DERA ISMAIL KHAN - A 14-year-old
Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner shot by the Taliban had defied
threats for years, believing the good work she was doing for her
community was her best protection, her father said on Wednesday.
was shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday
as she was leaving her school in her hometown in the Swat
valley, northwest of the capital, Islamabad
claimed responsibility saying her promotion of
education for girls was pro-Western and she had opposed them.