Pakistan sends girl shot by Taliban to UK for care

Pakistan sends girl shot by Taliban to UK for care

October 15th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

A supporter of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), reacts while holding a poster of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot last Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, during a rally to condemn the attack in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Tens of thousands rallied in Pakistan's largest city Sunday in support of a 14-year-old girl who was shot and critically wounded by the Taliban for promoting girls' education and criticizing the militant group.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan state TV says the government has sent a 14-year-old activist shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban to the United Kingdom for treatment.

Malala Yousufzai flew out of Pakistan on Monday morning, nearly a week after Taliban gunmen shot her and two classmates as they were on their way home from school in the northwest.

The Pakistani military says Malala will require prolonged care to fully recover from the physical and psychological effects of her trauma.

The military says she will need to repair damaged bones in her skull and will require intensive "neuro rehabilitation."

Malala was shot in the head. Doctors at a Pakistani military hospital removed the bullet and stabilized her condition.

She was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education and criticizing the militant group.