The 15-year-old, who was attacked by the Taliban on her school bus, has been released from Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham where she was undergoing specialist treatment after surviving having a bullet removed from her head.

Medical Director of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Dave Rosser said “Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery.

“Following discussions with Malala and her medical team, we decided that she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two brothers.

“She will return to the hospital as an outpatient and our therapies team will continue to work with her at home to supervise her onward care.”

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Following the brutal attack, Malala was treated in Pakistan and transferred to the UK for specialist care (Getty images)

Yousafzai’s bravery has been heralded around the world for raising awareness of sexism and terrorism in her home country. The campaigner rose to fame from the age of 11 following the popularity of her blog on the BBC’s Urdu website promoting girl’s right which exposed the activities of the Taliban who were closing schools and terrorising local people. The attack on her school bus occurred in October 2012.

She is likely to remain in the UK after her father Ziauddin Yousafzai was given a job as education attache at the Pakistani consulate in Birmingham. The Taliban have continued to send threats to the Yousafzai family and vowed to make another attempt on Malala’s life.

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