Suspects arrested in shooting of teen activist Malala Yousafzai

Police in Pakistan have arrested three men in connection with the shooting of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, according to a report from NBC.

“During raids in Swat on Thursday night, we captured three culprits involved in attack on Malala,” Swat police chief Gul Afzal Afridi told NBC News.

The report says a forth man, who those captured named as Attaullah, is the mastermind behind the attack.

Yousafzai was well-known for speaking about the need for peace and the right for girls to get an education. She was shot while riding a school bus on Tuesday. The Pakistani Taliban soon claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, Pakistan observed a day of prayer for Yousafzai, who was moved to a military hospital to continue her recovery, reports BBC News.

“Malala’s condition is satisfactory, praise be to God, but the next 24 to 36 hours are critical,” military spokesman Maj Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa told reporters at a briefing, says BBC News.