Pakistani girls: 'Education is our right'

MINGORA, Pakistan — As Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai recovers from bullet wounds in a British hospital, her classmates say they will not let the Taliban extremists who put her there force them to quit school.

"Though we are very sad for our friend Malala, such mean actions would never discourage us and will never keep our attention from getting education," said Rida, a ninth-grade schoolmate of Malala's at Khushal School in Mingora, Swat Valley.

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