Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa, a Pakistani army spokesperson, announced Friday that Pakistan's army had arrested 10 militants who were allegedly involved in the 2012 attack on schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.
Yousafzai, who was 16 at the time of the attack, gained international attention when she was shot by the Taliban for her activism for women's equality and education. Bajwa said the men arrested had attacked Yousafzai on orders from Mullah Fazlullah, the head of Pakistan's Taliban, The Associated Press reports.
In the October 2012 attack, Yousafzai was shot on her way home from school. She was flown to a hospital in Britain, where she and her family currently reside, and miraculously made a full recovery from surgery that removed the bullet that passed through her brain.