KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistanis expressed outrage Wednesday and schools closed in protest over the Taliban shooting of a 14-year-old girl who promoted education for girls in a region controlled by Islamists.

Malala Yousufzai was in the intensive care unit at a military hospital in Peshawar after undergoing surgery to remove a bullet in her neck, officials said. Flags flew at half-staff, and many held prayers for her recovery and demonstrations in her support.

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