Humbled Malala amazed at amount of well-wishers

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A 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan has thanked people around the world for their inspiring and humbling support.

Speaking on behalf of Malala Yousafzai exactly a month after she was targeted on a school bus, her father Ziauddin Yousafzai said she wanted to thank ­well-wishers for helping her to “survive and stay strong”.

Malala was flown to Britain for specialist treatment at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital after escaping death by inches when a bullet “grazed” her brain on 9 October.

Mr Yousafzai, his wife and two sons flew to the UK last month to be with Malala, who was travelling home from school when she was shot.

In a statement, Mr Yousafzai said: “She wants me to tell everyone how grateful she is and is amazed men, women and children from across the world are interested in her well-being.”