Taliban shooter who tried to kill the Nobel Prize winner for the Peace Prize that Malala brags for escaping from prison
Taliban shooter who tried to assassinate the Nobel Peace Prize Prize Winner Malala brags for escaping from prison in Pakistan
- Ehsanulla Ehsan got on the Malala Yousafzai school bus and shot her in the head
- He boasted on social media that he fled from captivity almost a month ago
- Claimed to have made a deal with the Pakistani authorities after they caught him
The Taliban shooter who tried to kill Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai boasted about his escape from custody in Pakistan.
Ehsanullah Ehsan, who boarded the Malala school bus and shot her in the head, bragged on social media that he had fled nearly a month ago.
He claimed to have made a deal with the Pakistani authorities after they imprisoned him in 2017, meaning that he and his family would get a house arrest.
Taliban shooter, Ehsanullah Ehsan, who tried to assassinate Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, boasted about his escape from custody in Pakistan
He said, however, that he had fled his home after the Pakistani authorities had not kept the promises. Officials still have to comment on his claim.
Ehsan, also known as Liaquat Ali, tried to kill Malala because she had made a name for herself as a campaigner for girl education.
Malala, who was transferred to Britain after the shooting, fully recovered and in 2014 won the Nobel Peace Prize for her activism.
She has since graduated from Oxford after completing her education in Birmingham.
The escape of her attacker will embarrass the Pakistani authorities and may also lead to further investigation into their alleged ties with extremist organizations.
The country’s army has yet to respond to Ehsan’s claims, but the New York Times reported that the Taliban shooter had conceived a child while in custody, and that he had received payment as part of his surrender.
Ehsan boarded the Malala Yousafzai school bus in 2012 and shot her in the head, boasting on social media that he had fled nearly a month ago
Reports said the authorities were unable to deliver the money that led him to escape.
Security sources believe he fled to a hiding place in the mountainous border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In an audio clip posted on social media, Ehsan boasted: “I have been stuck for three years and have honored the deal with patience for three years.
“In the near future I will make more revelations about the deal and the people involved.”
Ehsan was one of the most prominent members of the Taliban in Pakistan before leaving the group in 2013 to join the secluded Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction.
He was also involved in the murder of more than 140 people – mostly children – at the Peshawar Army Public School in December 2014, before surrendering to Pakistani troops in 2017.