Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala marries

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai announced on social media Tuesday that she has gotten married.

The 24-year-old, who lives in Britain, said she and her new husband, who she named only as Asser, had wed in the city of Birmingham and celebrated at home with their families.

Her post on Twitter read in part:

"Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life,"

Malala survived being shot at the age of 15 by a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan in 2012.

She is revered in many parts of the world, especially in Western countries, for her personal courage and her eloquence in advocating for the rights of girls and women. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

In Pakistan, her activism has divided public opinion.

Malala gave no other information about her husband apart from his first name. Internet users identified him as Asser Malik, general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board's High Performance Centre. Reuters could not confirm this.

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