Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Brave Malala Yousafzai 'Out of Danger': CMH Surgeons

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Wed, Oct. 10) - Reported by madn3wz

Brave Malala Yousafzai 'Out of Danger': CMH Surgeons

Surgeons at CMH (Combined Military Hospital) Peshawar say that bullet has successfully been removed from the campaigning teenage schoolgirl shot by Taliban gunmen yesterday in Swat, BBC reports.

According to details; medical team successfully operated on Malala and removed the bullet lodged in her neck, local media reported on Wednesday.

The 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot on her school bus with two friends in the former Taliban stronghold of Swat on Tuesday, then flown to the main northwestern city of Peshawar to be admitted to a military hospital.

Malala spent Tuesday night in ICU of CMH Peshawar, where doctors described her condition as critical, but after successful surgery she is reported as 'stable'.

The cowardly attack, in which two other girls were injured, has been widely condemned and sparked a social media firestorm. Thousands of people around the world have sent the teenage campaigner messages of support via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

A military officer told AFP that a team of top doctors had flown to Peshawar to assess her condition on Wednesday.

“They have a two-point agenda, to determine if Malala Yousafzai’s condition allows her to be shifted abroad for treatment or if she needs surgery here,” the officer said.

Malala won international recognition for highlighting Taliban atrocities in Swat with a blog for the BBC three years ago, when the Islamist militants led by radical cleric Maulana Fazlullah burned girls’ schools and terrorised the valley.

She was just 11 when she started her diary, two years after the Taliban took over the Swat Valley and ordered girls' schools to close. 

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