Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Returns to Pakistan Home

Students at the school of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai flash victory signs in her hometown of Swat Valley in Pakistan on March 30. (AP Photo/Naveed Ali)
Students at the school of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai flash victory signs in her hometown of Swat Valley in Pakistan on March 30. (AP Photo/Naveed Ali)

MINGORA, Pakistan -- Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner, has entered her home in the northwestern town of Mingora in the Swat Valley for the first time since 2012. That was the year she was attacked by the Taliban for advocating 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 with a helicopter, which took her to Mingora from Islamabad, where she arrived before dawn on Thursday, flanked by heavy security. 

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.

According to her uncle, Mahmoodul Hassan, Yousafzai is visiting her home and plans to meet with friends and relatives. Security was visibly beefed up in Mingora the previous day.

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