Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for campaigning for children's rights Reuters

A Pakistani court has sentenced 10 members of the Taliban to life in jail for the 2012 shooting of teenage education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, according to reports.

Malala was 15 when she was shot in the head in the Swat Valley, north-west Pakistan, by the Pakistan Taliban after publicly writing about life under the regime and declaring she wanted an education.

She survived the shooting and was transferred to a Birmingham hospital to recover from her injuries.

Since the attack, Malala, now 17, has campaigned as a children and education rights spokesperson and became the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

Officials say 10 men, none of who are the chief suspect in the shooting, have now been jailed for life in Pakistan.

The men from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan militant group were arrested last September.

The news of their sentence, believed to be a minimum of 25 years in jail, was confirmed by a court official to AFP.

The official said: "10 attackers who were involved in the attack on Malala Yousafzai have been sentenced to life imprisonment."

A Police official in Swat told Reuters the men had a role in the "planning and execution of the assassination attempt" on Yousafzai. The official spoke under condition on anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to the media.

Several other people, including the Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah, are still wanted in connection with the shooting.