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Pakistan child activist shot by Taleban in 'stable' condition

Published on Oct 14, 2012 11:43 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taleban because she campaigned for the right to education was in "stable" condition and making steady progress in her recovery, the military said on Sunday.

The shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities, who have offered a reward of more than US$100,000 (S$124,000) for the capture of her attackers.

She is being treated at the country's top military hospital in Rawalpindi, the twin city of the capital Islamabad, where doctors on Sunday removed her ventilator for a "successful" short trial, the military said in a statement, adding it was later reconnected "to avoid patient's fatigue".

Her condition "is stable... She is making steady and satisfactory progress", according to the statement.

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