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Pakistani Schoolgirl Targeted By Taliban Leaves British Hospital

BBC NEWS, ITV (UK)

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BIRMINGHAM – Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for urging girls to attend school, has been released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, reports ITV.

[rebelmouse-image 27086124 alt="""" original_size="580x326" expand=1]Malala Yousafzai Leaving Queen Elizabeth Hospital In Birmingham - Credit: NHS

The Pakistani schoolgirl activist was admited at the hospital in October following an attack on October 9 on her schoolbus in northwestern Pakistan. The Taliban said it shot Malala, a campaigner for girls' education, for "promoting secularism."

She suffered severe head and chest injuries after being shot by gunmen who assaulted her after stopping the vehicle. The teenager was flown to England and admitted to the QEHB on October 15 to receive specialist treatment.

The schoolgirl will continue rehabilitation at her family's temporary West Midlands home, reports BBC News.

She is due to undergo cranial reconstruction surgery in the coming weeks.


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