Senior Taliban commander Ehsanullah Ehsan, one of the world’s best-known terror leaders, has been located after listing “jihad” as a skill on his LinkedIn account.
According to The Times of India, officials sought Ehsan “in connection with an assassination bid on Malala Yousafzia’s life.”
Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her activism for female education. She was 17-years-old when she won it: The BBC described her as “the youngest ever recipient of the prize.” The BBC also reported that the Taliban criticized Malala’s work, claiming she was “promoting secular education.”
The Taliban admitted to attacking her in 2o12 and indicated a willingness to do so again if her education campaign continued.
The Times of India reports the Pakistani government placed a “$1 million bounty on Ehsan’s head after he boasted of the Taliban’s responsibility for the attempted assassination of Malala.” Ehsan was “the spokesman of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)” when he made this boast.
When listing skills on his LinkedIn account, Ehsan put “jihad and journalism.”
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