9 Feb 2013

Malala now out of hospital after more surgery

1:16 pm on 9 February 2013

A Pakistani schoolgirl, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has left hospital in Britain following two operations. Malala Yousafzai, 15, was attacked last October.

A bullet was removed from her head by surgeons in Pakistan, before she was flown to Britain for further treatment.

She had a titanium plate and cochlear implant fitted at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital last Saturday.

Two operations were performed, lasting more than five hours.

Hospital officials said Malala would continue her rehabilitation at her family's temporary home and would continue to visit the hospital for outpatient appointments.

On Monday, doctors said they did not expect her to have to undergo any further surgery.

Malala was returning home from school in the north-western Swat district on 9 October when gunmen stopped her bus and shot her in the head and the chest. Surgeons removed a bullet which entered just above her left eye and ran along her jaw, grazing her brain.