Mingora: One of the schoolgirls wounded in a Taliban murder attempt on teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said on Saturday she was still haunted by the memory of the bloody attack.
Kainaat Riaz, 16, suffered a hand injury when Islamist gunmen attacked her school bus in a bid to kill Malala for the "crime" of promoting girls' education.
Speaking to media on the UN-declared "Malala Day" of global action to support the young campaigner and call for better schooling for girls, Riaz said the October 9 attack still made her afraid.
"I am still terrified. I still get tears in my eyes whenever I think of that incident. I saw Malala in the pool of blood in front of me with my eyes," she told AFP at her home in Mingora, the town in northwestern Swat Valley where the attack took place.
Malala's courage and determination has made her an inspiration for millions and Riaz said she was pleased that despite the Taliban's bid to silence the 15-year-old, Malala's message was being heard around the world.
"She always said that we should do something for girls' education and she did not care about her own life when she was doing this," she said.


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