Senior Pakistani Taliban leader 'shocked' by Malala attack
17 July 2013 Last updated at 22:37 BST
A Pakistani Taliban leader has sent a letter to schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, expressing shock that she was shot by Taliban gunmen last year.
The Taliban was universally condemned after gunmen shot Malala in the head.
In his letter to Malala, Adnan Rasheed stops short of apologising but says he wished the attack "had never happened".
Orla Guerin reports.