The Latest: Nobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan home

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Students of the school of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai flash victory sign in her hometown of Swat Valley in Pakistan, Friday, March 30, 2018. A Pakistani women’s activist says Malala Yousafzai, who is back in Pakistan for the first time since the Taliban shot her in 2012, is hoping to visit her Swat Valley hometown but that the trip depends on security clearances from the government.(AP Photo/Naveed Ali)

MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s return to Pakistan (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has entered her home in the northwestern town of Mingora in the Swat Valley the first time since 2012.

That was the year the Taliban attacked the then-14-year-old for advocating for girls’ education.

Her father Ziauddin Yousafzai consoled the teary eyed 20-year-old Saturday morning upon her arrival at the home.

The Pakistan army provided Yousafzai a helicopter, which took her to Mingora from Islamabad, where she arrived before dawn Thursday, flanked by heavy security. She plans to return to Britain on Monday.

Yousafzai won international renown after she was shot by the Taliban in Mingora. She received initial treatment in Pakistan and later was taken to England where she continued her education and went on to win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.


9:30 a.m.

Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has arrived in her hometown of Mingora for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there in 2012 for advocating girls’ education.

Amid tight security, Youzafzai along with her parents landed in the Swat Valley town Saturday morning.

According to her uncle Mahmoodul Hassan, she is visiting her home and also plans to meet with her friends and relatives.

Security was visibly beefed up in Mingora the previous day.

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