Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl targeted and shot in the head by Taliban gunmen two days ago, has been moved to a military hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Malala was transported by helicopter to the new hospital, which has more modern facilities, from the hospital in Peshawar where she earlier had an operation to remove a bullet that was lodged near her brain.
The Taliban have pledged to hunt her down and target her again should she survive. At the moment her condition is, according to Masood Kauser, the governor of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, "not yet out of danger despite improvement.”
The Taliban have accused the schoolgirl of promoting secularism. When she was 11 years old, Malala criticized the Taliban and campaigned for education for girls and women.
There have been protests against her shooting from groups across Pakistan.
Many will now be worrying that this type of targeted attack on Malala will increase. This is especially a fear in areas where the Taliban are strong, despite being ousted from power, such as in the Swat Valley where Malala was attacked.
AFP news agency reported that Dr. Mumtaz Khan said Malala had a 70 percent chance of survival.
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