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7 yr. old Afghan girl given prosthetic arm returns to US after death threats from Muslims

 

 LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An Afghan girl whose love of painting won the hearts of U.S. doctors who fitted her with a prosthetic arm returned to the United States on Thursday, after the group that sponsored her first visit said it learned her newfound celebrity made her a subject of death threats at home.

 Seven-year-old Shah Bibi Tarakhail arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday on the last leg of a journey from Kabul.

She lost her right arm last year when she picked up a grenade following a firefight between U.S. and Taliban forces in her village near the Pakistan border. The explosion, which killed her brother, also destroyed her right eye.

 She has been granted a six-month visa, but Amel Najjar, executive director of the non-profit Children of War Foundation, said her group is looking into permanent residency status for her, perhaps as a political refugee.
 
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