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Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban arrives in UK for treatment

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Malala Yousufzai has arrived in the UK for treatment at a hospital in Birmingham that specialises in complex tauma cases. Doctors say she has a good chance of recovery.

Yousufzai, 14, campaigned for girls’ education in Pakistan and received death threats from the Taliban. She shot in the head and neck last week by gunmen on her schoolbus.

British Foreign Secretary said, “She is an inspirational example to young people. It was a cowardly attack on her and her school friends, trying to retaliate for her own campaign for good access to education for girls in Pakistan.”

Tens of thousands rallied in Karachi on Sunday in support of the young campaigner, who has become a symbol of resistance against the Taliban.

The militant group supported Western thinking, and has warned that it will target her again.