Pakistani girl shot by Taliban reunited with family

Nathalie Bardou / AP


The family of Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for speaking out for the right to an education, arrived at a hospital in Britain Thursday to be reunited with her, NBC News has learned.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik announced that Yousufzai was able to speak and had talked to her parents by telephone, The Associated Press reported

On Oct. 15, Yousufzai was transferred to a hospital in the English city of Birmingham to receive specialized treatment for the injuries she suffered earlier in the month.

Her father, mother and two younger brothers were making the trip to Britain, Pakistani and British sources told NBC News.

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, accompanied them.


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