Pakistani Girl Airlifted to Britain

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Teenager Malala Yousafzai was airlifted to Britain on Monday to receive “prolonged treatment” one week after being shot in the head by the Taliban. Pakistani doctors decided to send Yousafzai abroad for care because of the extent of her injuries and the length of time her recovery may take. She was transported out of the country aboard a special air ambulance that arrived in Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates. Doctors said they decided to transport her Monday “during this time window whilst her condition was optimal and before any unforeseen complication had set in.”