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Monday, October 15, 2012

Injured Pakistani girl flown to the UK for treatment

Malala Yousafzai
We have to wonder how many young girls and women around the globe are brutalized every moment of every day, even as one courageous young girl continues to fight for her life. The BBC reports:

The 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen is being flown to the UK for medical treatment.

Malala Yousafzai has until now been at a military hospital in Rawalpindi, with doctors saying her progress over the next few days would be "critical". 

She remains in a serious condition after the attack, which the Taliban said they carried out because she was "promoting secularism".

Pakistan's interior minister has said the attack was planned abroad.
Those involved would soon be caught, said Rehman Malik, without giving further details. 
Malala left Pakistan on board an air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by a full medical team. 

It was not immediately clear whether any of her family were travelling with her.

She is being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham - an NHS (National Health Service) hospital which has a specialist major trauma centre.

The cost of her care and rehabilitation is being funded by Pakistan.

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