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14 Year Old Girl Shot By Taliban Survives Surgery

Doctors in Pakistan have managed to remove a bullet from a 14-year-old blogger who was attacked by Taliban gunman on her way back from school on Tuesday.

Malala Yousafzai was shot in the face and the leg for being "pro-West" according to the Taliban. She is said to be in a stable condition.

The 14-year-old has been vocal in campaigning for girls' rights to education, banned under the Islamist militant group.

Malala was only 11 when she started documenting how difficult it was to get an education: "I dreamt of a country where education would prevail," she wrote.

Her anonymous blog, first published by BBC Urdu, documented Taliban atrocities committed in Pakistan's Swat Valley and saw the schoolgirl receive international praise.

She was awarded the country's first peace award by Pakistan's prime minister in 2011. Her bravery has been hailed by activists and politicians alike.


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Added: Oct-12-2012 
By: aleihs
Regional News
Tags: Taliban, Terrorists, Girl Activist
Location: Pakistan (load item map)
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