Shot Malala released from hospital
15:05, Feb 8 2013
A Pakistani schoolgirl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban has been discharged from hospital in the UK after making a good recovery from surgery.
Malala Yousufzai underwent successful surgery on her skull and ear in a five-hour operation at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham last weekend.
The 15-year-old escaped death by inches when she was shot on October 9 last year. The bullet entered just above her left eye and ran along her jaw, "grazing" her brain.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital said the teenager's medical team decided she was well enough to be discharged as an in-patient after making a good recovery from her surgery.
The hospital said Malala will now continue her rehabilitation at her family's temporary home in Birmingham and will visit occasionally for outpatient appointments.
It said her family had asked for the media to respect their privacy and dignity at this time.
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