Most papers are carrying this story about a digusting incident in Pakistan. A 14-year old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafza who championed education for girls has been shot in the head by a Taliban gunman.
Malala became famous for highlighting Taliban atrocities, happened as she sat in a bus preparing to leave the school grounds in Mingora, the main city in the Swat valley which was the scene of intense fighting between the army and the Taliban in 2009.
Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, quickly claimed the group was responsible for.
He said the teenager's work had been an "obscenity" that needed to be stopped: "This was a new chapter of obscenity, and we have to finish this chapter."
Doctors said the gunshot wounds to her head and neck were serious and that she might have to be moved to a larger hospital in Islamabad or Peshawar.
Malala won fame in 2009 during the Pakistani army operations to crush a Taliban insurgency that had taken hold in the Swat valley, an area popular among Pakistani tourists three hours drive from Islamabad.
As part of her campaign for girls' education she wrote an anonymous blog for the BBC about the chaos at the time, including the burning of girls' schools.Her efforts were recognised byPakisan's prime minister who awarded her the country's first National Peace award and a reward of around £3,300 after she missed out on winning the International Children's Peace Prize for which she was nominated in 2011.
She had also spoken of her desire to set up her own political party and a vocational institute for marginalised girls in her area.