Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Girl Shot By Taliban, Speaks Out For First Time [View all]
Source: International Business Times
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has successfully undergone two surgeries in a British hospital and is speaking out about her experience for the first time. (Scroll down for video.)
According to the Associated Press, the 15-year-old symbol of women's rights had two procedures at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a skull reconstruction and hearing surgery. Hospital staff told the AP Malala is recovering well and will remain in the hospital until she is well enough to be discharged.
Last month, the Guardian reported that Malala was set to have a custom-made titanium plate fitted as a replacement for part of her missing skull as well as a cochlear implant.
The young advocate for girls' education became a worldwide symbol in October when she was shot by Taliban militants on her way home from school. According to BBC News, four gunmen stormed the schoolbus she was on and opened fire. Three other girls also were wounded.