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October 15th, 2012
08:25 AM ET

CNN’s Atika Shubert on condition of 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by Taliban: transported to Birmingham, Britain for her medical care

The 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban is on her way to Britain for further treatment. Malala Yousufzai has had people around the world praying for her full recovery after the Taliban tried to kill her last week for being an outspoken proponent of the right of Pakistani girls to get an education. The Taliban’s attack on her life sparked outrage in Pakistan and support for young Malala from all over the world.

Malala’s flight is expected to land later this morning. CNN’s Atika Shubert is live in London with more on the young activist’s condition and anti-Taliban rallies in the wake of her attack.

Shubert says there’s still a concern for Malala’s safety. “The Taliban have continued to threaten her. She’s actually been put under armed guard.” However, the decision to transport her to Birmingham, Britain is really about her medical care. Shubert says, “She will be put in a hospital specifically to treat children with severe rehabilitation concerns.” Doctors will try to repair the extensive damage to her neck from a bullet wound, some of the bones in her skull and neurological damage.

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  1. Mary

    These people are animals how do we control them it seems that once you eliminate one crazy person another one arises

    October 15, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Reply

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