Pakistani schoolgirl attacked by Taliban sent to UK for treatment

ISLAMABAD Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:50pm EDT

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ISLAMABAD Oct 15 (Reuters) - The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by Taliban gunmen for pushing for girls to be educated has been sent to the United Kingdom for medical treatment, a military spokesman said on Monday.

The spokesman said in a statement that 14-year-old Malala Yusufzai, whose shooting has drawn condemnation abroad and at home, will require prolonged care to fully recover physically and psychologically.