Malala leaves UK hospital after making 'good recovery' following surgery

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 09, 2013 05:34 hrs

London: Pakistani teenage women education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has been discharged from hospital in the UK after making a good recovery following surgery.

Yousafzai was attacked in October after campaigning for girls' rights to education.

A bullet was removed from her head by surgeons in Pakistan, before she was flown to the UK for further treatment.

She had a titanium plate and cochlear implant fitted at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday.

According to the BBC, the hospital's medical team said it had been 'very pleased' with the progress Malala had made after two operations.

Hospital officials said Malala would continue to visit the hospital for outpatient appointments.

Malala was returning home from school in the north-western Swat district on 9 October when gunmen stopped her bus and shot her in the head and the chest.

The Taliban said it shot Malala, a campaigner for girls' education, for "promoting secularism". (ANI)

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