Malala's surgery 'went very well', doctors say

Surgery on schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai "went very well", doctors at University Hospital Birmingham said today.

Malala Yousafzai pictured in hospital
Malala Yousafzai pictured in hospital Credit: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, told reporters Malala is looking forward to resuming her work and furthering her cause of education for women.

He added, "Most of us would still be feeling sorry for ourselves 24 hours after an operation like that, not talking about helping other people".

The schoolgirl was in the operating theatre for five hours, which was longer than predicted, Dr Rosser said.

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Malala discharged from hospital

The Pakistani schoolgirl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban has been released from hospital in Birmingham.