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Pakistani schoolgirl 'stable' after Taliban attack

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 01:33

Oct. 14 - Officials say 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by Taliban gunmen, is in a stable condition in hospital, as students continue to protest against the attack. Sarah Charlton reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL Demonstrations continue in Pakistan, in support of a schoolgirl left fighting for her life after being shot by the Taliban. Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai was a champion for girls' education. But she was shot on Tuesday (October 13) by gunmen, claiming she was spreading Western culture. As students gathered in Islamabad to support the teenager, a military spokesman said her condition was stable. SOUNDBITE: PAKISTANI MILITARY SPOKESMAN, MAJOR-GENERAL ASIM SALEEM BAJWA, SAYING (English): "We met the team of doctors and as per them, Malala is still on ventilator. They reduced her sedation today in order to carry out a better clinical assessment by the neurosurgeons. That happened. Malala did respond to that, and she did move her four limbs which is a positive development that way." Filmed here with her father in 2011, Malala spent three years campaigning when the Taliban shut down girls' schools in her home of Swat valley. She received Pakistan's highest civilian award, but also death threats. At this school in Karachi named after Malala, students gathered to pray for her recovery. Pakistan's president has joined the United Nations in condemning the attack. The authorities are trying to track down those responsible.

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Pakistani schoolgirl 'stable' after Taliban attack

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 01:33