Impassioned education and women’s rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been threatened again by Taliban militants who have vowed to take her life.

The 16-year-old was shot in the head at blank range by gunmen last year as she caught a bus home from her school in Pakistan.

Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, said: ‘Malala Yousafzai targeted and criticised Islam.

‘She was against Islam and we tried to kill her, and if we get a chance again we will definitely try to kill her, and we will feel proud killing her.’

The death threat comes at a time when Malala’s profile is increasingly in the spotlight.

The teenager has been hotly tipped to take home the Nobel Peace Prize after she was chosen as a favoured choice of Kristian Berg Harpviken, a director of peach research institute PRIO.

The winner of the prestigious award will be announced on Friday.


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