There were encouraging signs for the recovery of 14-year-old Taliban shooting victim, Malala Yousafzai, Wednesday, with an unconfirmed report that she has come out of her coma and is slowly regaining consciousness.
Adam Ellick, a correspondent for The New York Times who knows Malala and her family well, reported on Twitter and Facebook that the teenager, who was shot by the Taliban for "promoting secularism," has come out of her coma. While she is not fully conscious, she appeared to have feelings in all her limbs.
Malala, an outspoken blogger, was flown to the United Kingdom on Monday to undergo specialist treatment after she was shot in the head and neck in front of her shocked classmates, The Evening Standard reported.
She is in the intensive care unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, which has a trauma ward to cater for British personnel wounded in Afghanistan.
A statement from medics updating her condition has not been released.
BREAKING NEWS: Malala out of coma, a Pak-UK leader just told me. not fully conscious yet tho. details on my FB: facebook.com/pages/Adam-B-E…
— Adam B. Ellick (@aellick) October 17, 2012