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Nobel peace prize nominee attendes to her first day of school

Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan while advocating girls education, attended her first day of school in the UK, weeks after being released from hospital.

The 15-year-old girl, who is among nominees for this years Nobel peace prize, described her return to school as the most important day of her life, as she joined other students in Birmingham. Accompanied by her father and carrying a pink rucksack, Malala joined other pupils at Edgbaston high school for girls, close to the hospital where she under. 

Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai attends school in Birmingham six months after being shot in the head by Taliban fighters in Pakistan. Malala describes returning to school as the ´happiest moment´, after being left in a critical condition from the attack, a response to her campaign for female education rights.

Malala was flown to Britain after the attack for surgery for her head injuries and underwent several operations as recently as last month. Doctors say the bullet fired by her Taliban attacker grazed her brain and travelled through her head and neck before lodging in her left shoulder. She was discharged from hospital in early February after surgery to fit a custom-made piece of titanium to her skull and an electronic implant to help restore hearing to her left ear.

Malala was airlifted to Britain for treatment after Taliban gunmen shot her while she was on her way home from school in northwestern Pakistan on October 9.

The militant group said it targeted her because she promoted "western thinking" and criticised the group´s behaviour when it took over the scenic Swat Valley where she lived.

Source: AP

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