Malala to be reunited with her bus attack friends

Schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, will be reunited with two friends injured in the same attack today.

Malala, 16, was shot in the head while travelling on a school bus in Pakistan last October as her outspoken views on education and women's rights got her into trouble with the Afghan group.

Malala Yousafzai attended a reception for Youth, Education and the Commonwealth, hosted by the Queen Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

At Edinburgh University today she is due to address the first public meeting of the Global Citizenship Commission, a body of leaders representing politics, religious institutions, law and philanthropy.

She will be joined by school friends Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan, during the event at the university's McEwan Hall, for the first time since they were attacked.

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Malala school friends reunited

Schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai met school friends Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan for the first time since the bus attack as Malala spoke at Edinburgh University and was awarded with an honorary masters degree.