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Education activist recovering after shooting

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(NBC News) - Here is an update on the condition of a little girl who was shot while fighting for women's rights in Pakistan.

Doctors in Pakistan removed a bullet from the neck of a 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban for speaking out to support the education of women.

Army and civilian surgeons have been treating the girl at a military hospital in Peshawar after she was airlifted from her hometown in Pakistan's Swat Valley.

She's now in an intensive care unit recovering from surgery early Wednesday morning.

A Taliban gunman shot her in the head and neck on her way home from school on Tuesday.

She began writing a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC at the age of 11 about life under the Taliban and was an advocate for girls' education in the face of religious extremism.

The girl was nominated for the International Children's Peace prize last year.

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