Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban arrives in UK
Amy Kellogg reports from London
- Duration 2:59
- Date Oct 15, 2012
Amy Kellogg reports from London
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And this is a Fox News alert the fourteen year old Pakistan -- girls shot by the Taliban because she supports education for girls.
Has just arrived in the United Kingdom for medical treatment Amy Kellogg is live in London she has some brand new information for us -- And John the Taliban of course has said that they will kill.
Or go after -- use of -- again if she recovers so yes she -- just arrived here in the United Kingdom she's going to be treated at a specialist hospital in Birmingham John she is just minutes away from that hospital we saw her plane touched down we just heard.
From the medical director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital who.
Really can't say very much John because he said that privacy has to be respected here but what we did get from that.
Little press conference was that she is deemed to be well enough to travel in other words.
-- she still has not regained consciousness they would not have moved her if they did not think that there was a chance of recovery.
Now this is the little girl who had been blogging since the age of eleven.
Primarily for BBC or do talking about life in the Swat Valley.
Of Pakistan under the Taliban that even though they were driven out of swat in 2009 they continue to hunt -- down and threatened her.
They had a meeting at which they decided.
As a group that it was OK to kill this little girl they hunted her down boarded her school bus as she was returning from school last week.
Shot her at point blank range asked -- after asking the other girls on the bus who she was.
It's important to point out that two of her friends were also shot one remains in critical condition the bullet traveled.
Through -- -- use of -- head and into her neck the fragments have been removed but now her skull needs to be reconstructed.
Now this savage attack may have become a turning point in Pakistan in other words.
Pakistanis have said that something good may come -- this tragedy as people have really started speaking out.
Loudly and boldly against the barbarity of the Taliban.
There have been rallies around Pakistan.
This one was in Karachi yesterday.
-- part of the reason that she has come to Britain.
Of course is that that button that treatment is deemed to be more sophisticated here and what she really needs but it's not just -- short term treatment John.
It is the long term rehabilitation that this hospital is so good -- -- Treat all of the war wounded from Afghanistan.
Iraq around the world so they have some very highly skilled and practice specialists here.
Obviously update you as to her condition when we get more information but it is going to obviously be a very long road.
Weeks they were telling us today if not months.
And I have live pictures on the screen next to you -- of the ambulances the ambulance that has just derived.
Bringing her into that hospital unbelievable.
The severed savagery.
To which she has been suggested subjected.
We will certainly keep our viewers updated on her condition Amy Kellogg thank you.