In a wide ranging interview with ABC News, a classmate of Malala Yousafzai, who was also injured in the attack on the girls rights activist, says she's still afraid to leave her house, prays for Malala to come home, and thought her arm "had been blown off" during the attack.
Kainat Raza, 15, spoke to ABC News from her home in the Swat valley, an area of northern Pakistan that was home to a Taliban insurgency four years ago. Riaz was riding in the same school bus as Yousafzai and others nearly a month ago, when a lone gunmen boarded and demanded to see Malala.
"We were coming back from school," the young girl says. "I was discussing my paper with a friend and suddenly found a man on the ledge of the van."
"When he fired, Malala immediately fell," she recalls.