Malala reunited with friends injured in attack

BY Mori Rothman  October 19, 2013 at 1:04 PM EST


Malala Yousafzai (R), Kainat Riaz (L) and Shazia Ramzan participate at the inaugural meeting of the Global Citizenship Commission in the McEwan Hall at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Credit: Reuters/Russell Cheyne

Pakistani schoolgirl and girl’s education activist Malala Yousafzai was reunited today with two friends, Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan, who were also injured when the Taliban attacked their school bus in 2012. The Taliban were attempting to assassinate Malala for speaking out for girl’s education.

The two girls are now living and studying in Britain and reunited with Malala at an event at Edinburgh University in Scotland.

During the event Malala spoke about her friends, saying:

After I was shot the terrorists thought that I would not continue the struggle for education, but not only did I not stop my campaign but now Kainat and Shazia are with me and they are also supporting me.

Malala recently sat down with the NewsHour’s Margaret Warner for an interview, you can watch the interview below: