Pakistani girl shot by Taliban discharged from hospital

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The Pakistani girl shot in the head at point blank range by Taliban militants who were outraged at her advocacy for girls’ education was discharged from a British hospital.

Doctors said Thursday her recovery from reconstructive surgery on her skull was progressing well, Reuters reported. Malala Yousufzai was shot on Oct. 15, and was transferred soon after to Britain for treatment by a specialist, according to various media. She’s been heralded around the world for her bravery, and has been esteemed as an example of resistance to radical Islamic law that violates women’s human rights.

The Associated Press reports, meanwhile, that the 15-year-old survivor is due to receive the 2013 Reflections of Hope Award from the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum at a reception and dinner on April 8.

The date of the dinner is timed to remember the 168 who were killed in the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing, AP reports.

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