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Shot Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai 'doing well': On her feet and writing (+video)

Shot Pakistani girl: Malala Yousufzai, a 15-year old advocate of education for Pakistani girls, was shot by the Taliban. Yousufzai is recovering rapidly in a British hospital.

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Doctors treating 15-year-old Pakistani shooting victim Malala Yousufzai said Friday that she is able to stand with help and to write, though she still shows signs of infection.

The girl is "well enough that she's agreed that she's happy, in fact keen, for us to share more clinical detail," said Dr. Dave Rosser, medical director at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham,

"She is also keen that I thank people for their support and their interest because she is obviously aware of the amount of interest and support this has generated around the world."

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The infection is probably related to the track of a bullet that grazed her head when she was attacked by Taliban gunmen, he said.

"She is not out of the woods yet," Rosser said."Having said that, she's doing very well. In fact, she was standing with some help for the first time this morning when I went in to see her."

Malala was shot and critically wounded on Oct. 9 as she headed home from school in the northwest Swat Valley. The Taliban said they targeted Malala, a fierce advocate for girls' education, because she promoted "Western thinking" and was critical of the militant group.

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