Malala Yousafzai, girl shot by Taliban, released from hospital


Pakistani civil society activists carry placards with a photograph of the gunshot victim Malala Yousafzai as they shout anti-Taliban slogans during a protest rally against the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai, in Islamabad on October 10, 2012. Pakistani doctors removed a bullet from a 14-year-old child campaigner shot by the Taliban in a horrific attack condemned by national leaders and rights activists.



The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban in October was discharged from a British hospital Friday after undergoing major surgery.

Malala Yousafzai, 15, was said to be recovering well following a skull reconstruction and receiving a cochlear implant to restore her hearing, AP reported.

The student activist was released for a few weeks in January but was re-admitted to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital to undergo the latest procedures last weekend.

The hospital said in a statment that Malala is "making good recovery".

She will continue her rehabilitation at her family's temporary home in Birmingham.

Earlier this week, Malala spoke publicly for the first time about her recovery in Britain, saying God had given her "a second life" thanks to the prayers of those who supported her around the world, The Guardian reported.