The militant group shoots Yousafzai in a school bus in Swat Valley, Pakistan. According to the police, the bus was preparing to drive students home after their morning classes, when a member of the Taliban boarded the bus in search of Yousafzai. Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for the Taliban, claims responsibility for the shooting on behalf of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an offshoot of the Taliban movement. The TTP is known for restricting women’s freedom and education. He defends,
She was pro-west, she was speaking against Taliban and she was calling President Obama her ideal leader. She was young but she was promoting western culture in Pashtun areas.