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Malala not yet out of danger, to be shifted to Rawalpindi hospital

by   Oct 11, 2012 17:06 IST

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Islamabad: Teenaged peace activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot at by the Taliban, is "not yet out of danger despite improvement" and will be shifted to Rawalpindi, an official said Thursday.

Malala is being shifted to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi from the Combined Military Hospital for further treatment, reported Geo News.

"Her condition is not yet out of danger despite improvement. She is being shifted to Rawalpindi," Masood Kausar, governor of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, told reporters.

Malala Yousufzai. AP

Malala was shot and seriously injured in the country's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Tuesday when she was returning home from school. Taliban claimed responsibility for the shooting that also injured two other girl and has sparked outrage across the world.

Doctors Wednesday removed a bullet that pierced Malala's head and got lodged in her shoulder.

Asim Bajwa, a senior official, said Malala will be accompanied by her doctors during the transfer.

The decision to shift Malala to Rawalpindi was taken by a committee of Pakistani and British doctors.

Neurosurgeon Colonel Junaid Khan said the next 10-15 days are critical for Malala.

IANS