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Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban travels to UK for treatment

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Malala Yousufzai is on her way to the UK to receive medical care. She received critical head injuries when she was attacked by gunmen on her school bus last week.

The courageous 14 year-old was campaigning for girls’ education in Swat valley, which is controlled by the Taliban. She continued in the face of death threats.

Four people have been arrested in connection with the attack. Opponents of Pakistan’s government say the shooting demonstrates the state’s failure to tackle militancy.

Tens of thousands rallied in Karachi on Sunday in support of the courageous girl, who has become a symbol of resistance against the Taliban. The protest was organised by the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM).

“We reject the Talibanisation. We reject the exploitation of Islam and so-called patriotism in the name of, in the faith of Talibans”, MQM deputy parliamentary leader Faisal Sabzwari said.

The Taliban has warned that it will target Yousufzai again.