Hospital Official Says Pakistani Girl Could Make 'Good Recovery'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A supporter of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), reacts while holding a poster of  14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot last Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, during a rally to condemn the attack in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

A supporter of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), reacts while holding a poster of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot last Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, during a rally to condemn the attack in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- A hospital official in central England says a 14-year-old Pakistani girl "has a chance of making a good recovery."
The girl (Malala Yousufzai) was flown to England today from Pakistan, where she had been shot in the head by the Taliban a week ago in retaliation for her activism promoting the education of girls.
The Taliban have threatened to target her again because she promoted "Western thinking."
The teen had been receiving treatment at a Pakistani military hospital. She's now being treated at a facility that has extensive experience treating British soldiers who were injured in battle.
Pakistani's military had said that a panel of doctors recommended she be sent to a facility in the U.K. that can provided "integrated" care.
The military said damaged bones in her skull will have to be repaired or replaced, and she will need "intensive" rehabilitation.


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