A Pakistani schoolgirl fighting for her life after being shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen has been transferred to a specialist hospital in an army controlled area.
Malala Yousufzai was attacked as she left school on Tuesday for speaking out against local militants and promoting education for girls.
The 14 year old’s courage has made her a national hero in Pakistan. Scores of schoolgirls and teachers have taken to the streets of towns and cities across the country to express their solidarity. World leaders have condemned the shooting.
The Taliban said Malala, from the Swat Valley northwest of Islamabad, was targeted for trying to spread Western culture and warned that they would try to kill her again if she survived.