Pakistani girl shot in the head has been discharged from hospital


The British hospital treating Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl reportedly shot by the Taliban, said that she has been temporarily discharged ahead of
major surgery on her skull. 

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, west-central England, said it was delighted with Malala's progress and that she would stay at her family's nearby
temporary home before undergoing the surgery in a few weeks. 

In an attack that shocked the world, Malala was shot in the head by a hitman as her school bus made its way through the town of Mingora in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley last October. 

The bullet grazed her brain, coming within centimetres of killing her, travelling through her head and neck before lodging in her left shoulder.

She was airlifted to the specialist Queen Elizabeth Hospital days after the attack but had to fight off an infection in the path of the bullet and recover
her strength before surgery.