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Girl shot by Taliban arrives in England for medical care

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The plane carrying 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for campaigning for the right to an education, sits on the tarmac after landing at Birmingham Airport in Birmingham, central England on Oct. 15. Yousufzai will be cared for at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, a highly specialized facility where British soldiers seriously wounded in Afghanistan are treated, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister David Cameron said.

By NBC News and wire reports

The 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot and critically wounded by the Taliban for promoting education for girls and criticizing the militant group traveled to Britain on Monday for further medical treatment, officials said.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Malala Yousufzai would receive specialized care in a hospital in the country’s National Health Service system.

"Last week's barbaric attack on Malala Yousufzai and her school friends shocked Pakistan and the world.  Malala's bravery in standing up for the right of all young girls in Pakistan to an education is an example to us all,” Hague said in a statement. Continue reading.

Pakistanis light candles in front of a banner showing a picture of 15-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot last Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Oct. 15. The banner reads,

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Candles are lit in front of a portrait of Pakistani school girl Malala Yousufzai during a candlelight vigil organized by Nepalese Youth in Kathmandu on Oct. 15.

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Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai was shot by the Taliban on Tuesday for speaking out against the militants and promoting education for girls. Doctors reported Saturday Yousufzai moved her hands and feet.

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