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Malala Given 24-Hour Police Protection by UK Authorities

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Malala Yousufzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and female education campaigner, has received 24-hour police protection from the UK government after an increase in threats to her life.

She will now be accompanied at all times by two armed guards, the same protection normally afforded to government ministers or visiting foreign politicians.

She was first targeted for assassination in Pakistan by the Taliban aged just 14, who shot her in the head for her work fighting for a girl’s right to attend school.

An unidentified source told the Sun newspaper “Her life's been at risk since that failed murder attempt. But threats have grown significantly as her profile has become bigger. Being a Nobel winner and female education campaigner means she is seen as a global ambassador. Her elite police protection reflects this.”

Last week Malala, now attending high school in the UK, received the results for her national high school exams, passing with flying colors. She received 6 A*s and 4 As in her GCSEs, exams taken by every 16 year old in education.

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David Harris

David Harris is the editor in chief of Clarion Project.