Pakistani Girl Malala Shot By Taliban Able To Stand


Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has been able to stand with help for the first time, doctors treating her at a British hospital said Friday.

She is unable to talk because a breathing tube has been inserted into her windpipe but she can communicate by writing.

Malala was shot on a school bus in the former Taliban stronghold of the Swat valley on October 9 as a punishment for campaigning for the right of girls to an education, in an attack which outraged the world.

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai

On Monday she was flown in an air ambulance from Pakistan to Birmingham, Britain’s second city, where she is being cared for in the hospital that treats British soldiers seriously wounded in bomb blasts and shootings in Afghanistan.


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