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Pakistan held, freed militant before girl’s attack

One of the two Taliban militants suspected of attacking a teenage girl activist ray ban for salewas detained by the Pakistani military in 2009 but subsequently released, intelligence officials said Thursday.

Malala Yousufzai, 14, was shot and critically wounded on Oct. 9 as she ray ban wayfarer 2140 sunglassesheaded home from school in the northwest Swat Valley. The Taliban said they targeted Malala, a fierce advocate for girls’ education, because she promoted “Western thinking” and was critical of the militant group.

The military detained Attaullah and several of his associates during the army’s 2009 offensive in Swat because of suspected ties with the Pakistani Taliban, ray ban sunglasses outletwhich had established effective control over the valley at the time, said two intelligence officials. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.