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Shot Pakistani Schoolgirl Visited By Family In Britain


Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai

The family of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban, have visited her in a British hospital.

Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, said on October 26 that his daughter was recovering fast in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the city of Birmingham, in central England.

The 15-year-old was flown to Britain after the October 9 attack which sparked outrage worldwide.

The Pakistani Taliban said the attack was to punish Malala for campaigning for the right of girls to an education and vowed they will kill her.

In comments aired on Pakistani television on October 25, Malala's father said she would return home after finishing medical treatment in Britain despite the new Taliban threats against her.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa
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