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Pakistani schoolgirl expected at Birmingham hospital for specialist care

A Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, is expected to be brought to Birmingham for specialist hospital treatment.

Malala Yousafzai, who is 14, was shot by the Taliban for speaking out about suffering under the militant regime and promoting education for girls.

She was shot on a bus as she made her way home from school with friends in the north west of Pakistan.

Pakistani neurosurgeons saved the teenagers life in a military hospital in the country and has since been in intensive care.

The schoolgirl is reportedly coming to the Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital to receive "prolonged treatment" as her injuries need specialist care.

Malala will arrive in the UK later today.

"The panel of doctors recommended that Malala be shifted abroad to a UK centre which has the capability to provide integrated care to children who have sustained severe injury. In order to provide continuity of care, an army intensive care specialist will accompany Malala on her flight."

– Pakistani Army