Pakistani girl shot by Taliban released from U.K. hospital
Malala Yousufzai recovers from major surgery, set to continue rehabilitation in Birmingham
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai has been discharged from a British hospital where she had been receiving treatment for nearly four months after being shot in the head by the Taliban.
The 15-year-old Malala underwent skull reconstruction and a cochlear implant surgery to restore her hearing last weekend.
Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital said Friday that Malala has been released after "making good recovery" from her surgery and will now continue her rehabilitation at her family's temporary home in Birmingham and visit the hospital occasionally for outpatient appointments.
Malala was shot on Oct. 9 on the way home from school by Taliban angered at her objection to the group's interpretation of Islam, which limits girls' access to education.
At age 11, Malala began to write a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC about life under the Taliban in the Swat Valley. After Pakistan's military ousted the militants in 2009, she began publicly speaking out about the need for girls' education. She appeared frequently in the media and was given one of the country's highest civilian honors for her bravery.
Malala’s progress has been watched around the world. In a video statement released Monday, Malala spoke clearly but with a slight stiffness in her upper lip, saying she was "getting better, day by day."