Posted: Oct 16, 2012 2:34 PM
Source: Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, England - An official at the British hospital treating a Pakistani teen activist says the people who showed up asking about the girl were probably just "over-curious," not a threat to her safety.
Dr. Dave Rosser, medical director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, says several people turned up at the hospital overnight claiming to be relatives of the girl, but they didn't get very far. He says security is "under control."
Two people were questioned by police.
The 14-year-old, Malala Yousufzai, was shot in the head on her way home from school last week in Pakistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said they would try again to kill her for promoting the education of girls and other "Western thinking."
Pakistan's president calls the teen "a symbol of all that is good in us." He says "the work she did is far higher before God than that which is being done by terrorists in the name of religion."
Pakistan's interior minister has announced a $1 million bounty for the Pakistani Taliban spokesman who announced that the Taliban had carried out the attack.