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Pakistani girl shot by Taleban arrives in UK for treatment

Published on Oct 16, 2012 10:28 AM

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom - A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taleban has a chance of making a "decent recovery", said a doctor at the British hospital where she was airlifted on Monday.

Malala Yousafzai was attacked on her school bus in the former Taleban stronghold of the Swat valley last Tuesday as a punishment for campaigning for the right to an education.

She was flown into Birmingham Airport in central England on Monday before being taken to the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital for specialist treatment.

Hospital Medical Director David Rosser said British colleagues working in Pakistan believed she had "a chance of making a good recovery".

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