Pakistani Teenager Shot by Taliban Has Been Released From Hospital

LONDON (AP) - A teenage Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education has been released from hospital.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham officials said Friday that Malala Yousufzai will be treated as an outpatient before being readmitted for further cranial re-constructive surgery at the end of the month, or in early February.

Experts have been optimistic that Yousufzai, who was airlifted to Britain from Pakistan to receive specialized medical care, has a good chance of recovery because the brains of teenagers are still growing and can better adapt to trauma.

Dr. Dave Rosser says her medical team decided she'd benefit from being at home with her family.

Malala was returning home from school in Pakistan last year when she was targeted.

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