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Shot Pakistani girl responds well to treatment in Britain

BIRMINGHAM, England — A teenage Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education has responded well to treatment and impressed doctors with her strength, the British hospital where she was being treated said Tuesday.

Specialists are optimistic that 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was airlifted Monday to Britain to receive specialized medical care, has a good chance of recovery because the brains of teenagers are still growing and can adapt to trauma better than adults’ can.

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