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Pakistani girl Malala discharged from British hospital

Published on Jan 4, 2013 5:45 PM
 
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai (centre) waves with nurses as she is discharged from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in this handout photograph released on Friday. The Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has been discharged from the specialist British hospital after doctors said she was well enough to spend some time recovering with her family.  -- PHOTO : REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - The Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as punishment for campaigning for girls' education has been discharged from the British hospital treating her, but will return soon for more surgery, the hospital said Friday.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England, said 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai would continue her rehabilitation at her family's temporary English home before undergoing major reconstructive surgery in a few weeks.

"Malala Yousufzai was discharged from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham as an inpatient yesterday (3 January 2012) to continue her rehabilitation at her family's temporary home in the West Midlands," its statement said.

"The 15-year-old, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, is well enough to be treated by the hospital as an outpatient for the next few weeks."

 
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