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Pakistani Teen Girl Shot by Taliban Returns to School

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani blogger who was shot in the head by the Taliban outside her school last October, is returning to school in Birmingham, England after enduring numerous surgeries and intensive medical procedures.  Yousafzai was targeted because of her public criticism of the Taliban’s policies toward girls’ education.

More from NBC News:

Malala Yousafzai is attending classes in Birmingham, England, and not her homeland, where the Taliban had vowed to make another attempt on her life.

Still, it was a sweet victory for a 15-year-old who endured multiple surgeries to reconstruct her skull and restore her hearing after she was shot on her way home from school Oct. 9.

“It’s what I dreamed,” she said in a video released by the public relations firm that works with her family.

“I dream for all the children that they should go to their school because it’s their right…their basic right.”

Image: School supplies, via Shutterstock

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Girl Shot by Taliban Reportedly Able to Stand

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani blogger who was shot in the head by the Taliban outside her school earlier this month, is making strides toward recovery, apparently able to stand and communicate after undergoing surgery and rehabilitation.  MSNBC reports:

Dr. Dave Rosser, medical director at the hospital, said that the girl was “well enough that she’s agreed that she’s happy, in fact keen, for us to share more clinical detail.”

Rosser said the infection was probably related to the track of a bullet which grazed her head when she was attacked. Because of the infection, Rosser said, “she is not out of the woods yet.”

Yousufzai began standing up to the Taliban when she was 11, when the Islamabad government had effectively ceded control of the Swat Valley, where she lives, to the militants.

Image: Heart monitor, via Shutterstock

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