Pakistan outrage over attack on Malala

BBC News reports: The 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen is being flown to the UK for medical treatment.

Malala Yousafzai has until now been at a military hospital in Rawalpindi, with doctors saying her progress over the next few days would be “critical”.

She remains in a serious condition after the attack, which the Taliban said they carried out because she was “promoting secularism”.

Pakistan’s interior minister has said the attack was planned abroad.

Those involved would soon be caught, said Rehman Malik, without giving further details.

Malala left Pakistan on board an air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by a full medical team.

It was not immediately clear whether any of her family were travelling with her.

She is being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham – an NHS (National Health Service) hospital which has a specialist major trauma centre.

The cost of her care and rehabilitation is being funded by Pakistan.

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