Thursday 19 April 2018

Shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala is stable in British hospital

DOCTORS treating the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen have said she remains in a stable condition after spending a third night in hospital.

Malala Yousafzai is being treated at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital where medical staff said they were "pleased with her progress so far".

A spokeswoman for the hospital would not comment on reports that the 14-year-old was last night said to be moving her limbs, saying doctors had to respect patient confidentiality and would release more information when possible.

A statement from the hospital said: "The various specialist consultants from both the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children's hospitals continue to assess her on a daily basis.

"At this time Malala's family remain in Pakistan."

The schoolgirl was flown to the UK on Monday after being attacked for promoting the education of girls and criticising the militant group.

A vigil will be held for Malala at 11am today by Women2Gether and Amina Women's Group outside Birmingham's Council House in Victoria Square.

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