A Taliban gunman shot and wounded Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl who campaigned for education, in Pakistan’s Swat Valley Tuesday, calling her work “obscenity,” the Washington Post reported.
The man shot her once in the head and once in the neck, but her wounds were not life-threatening, according to a local doctor, the AP reported.
Malala was nominated last year for the International Children’s Peace Prize for her advocacy work. She became a public figure in the region and even maintained a blog under a pseudonym about life under the Taliban.
In a 2009 video by The New York Times’s Adam B. Ellick, Malala describes the Taliban’s shuttering of girls’ schools and her subsequent exile from Swat:
“I’m really bored because I have no books to read,” she said.
“I think that when I will go to Swat, first I will go to see my [book] bag.”
She also told Ellick about her plans to change Pakistan’s path:
“I thought that I must be a politician to change our country. There are so many crises in this country...and I want to save my country.”
Watch the full video below: