Women supporters of the National Commission of Human Development (NCHD) pray next to pictures of schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday by the Taliban, during a candlelight vigil for her speedy recovery, in Karachi October 13, 2012. REUTERS/
Pakistani schoolgirl attacked by Taliban sent to UK for treatment
Posted : Sunday, 14 October 2012 11:51PM
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by Taliban gunmen for pushing for girls to be educated has been sent to the United Kingdom for medical treatment, a military spokesman said on Monday.
The spokesman said in a statement that 14-year-old Malala Yusufzai, whose shooting has drawn condemnation abroad and at home, will require prolonged care to fully recover physically and psychologically.
(Reporting by Sheree Sardar; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)
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