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Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban, set for more surgery
The Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban for her advocacy of education for girls is scheduled for more surgery, according to various media reports.
Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai — shot in the head last October by Taliban militants who wanted to send a message against girls in school — was successfully treated in a British hospital and discharged. She now faces additional surgery. Doctors told a Reuters reporter the girl will be fitted with a molded titanium plate to repair the area of her skull that was shot away by militants.
Ms. Yousafzai is an international symbol of girl’s rights, and her struggle has shed light on the blunt realities of radical Islamism and militant Taliban rule. In the months of her recovery, Islamic radicals in Britain were reported by various press as issuing a fatwa on her.
The teen was shot at point-blank range as she left her school in the Swat valley of Pakistan. Doctors said the bullet hit by her left brow, and shattered her skull and jaw, according to Reuters.
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