The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi88° Sunny

Tonight

Lo62° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi86° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo61° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi81° Slight Chance T-storms

Wednesday Night

Lo58° Slight Chance T-storms then Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo56° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi74° Slight Chance T-storms

Friday Night

Lo54° Slight Chance T-storms then Partly Cloudy

Malala plotter chosen as Pakistani Taliban leader

Send to Kindle
Print This

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban chose the man who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as the group’s new leader today, less than a week after the U.S. killed its former chief in a drone strike, a militant commander and intelligence official said.

The new leader, Fazlullah, has served as the Pakistani Taliban’s leader in the northwest Swat Valley but is believed to be hiding in neighboring Afghanistan. Fazlullah and his group carried out the attack on teenage activist Malala, who was shot in October 2012 on the way home. She was attacked after speaking out against the Taliban over its interpretation of Islam, which limits girls’ access to education.

View my options or Sign in