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Little girl shot in the face by Taliban undergoes surgery on Long Island

Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-21 18:50:18-05

A victim of a deadly Taliban attack is getting a second chance at a normal life today.

Little six-year-old Marizeh was shot in the face in Afghanistan a few months ago.  She lost her right eye and the bullet shattered her small face.

On Friday she underwent surgery at a Long Island hospital.  She will finally be able to breathe through her nose and receive a prosthetic eye. The three procedures took only two hours.

Her father and brother were killed in the attack