14 Year-Old Peace Activist Shot in Head by Taliban Is Flown to AFIC Hospital
14 year-old peace activist Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head this week when Taliban fighters boarded her school bus and asked for her by name. Today she was flown to the top military hospital in Pakistan after her surgery.
Business Recorder reported:
Malala Yousafzai was airlifted to the country’s top military hospital for specialist treatment on Thursday, still in a critical condition, officials said.
The shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai on a school bus in the Swat valley has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities, who have offered a reward of more than $100,000 for the capture of her attackers.
Two of her school friends were also injured in the attack, carried out as retribution for Malala’s campaign for the right to an education during a two-year Taliban insurgency.
“Now she needs post surgery care. The doctors recommended that AFIC (Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology) has better facilities for post-surgery care,” military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told AFP.
Pakistani school girls pray for the recovery of gunshot victim, Malala Yousafzai, in Multan. (AFP / SS Mirza)
Laura Bush wrote a powerful piece about Yousafzai’s courage this week in The Washington Post.