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Pakistan: Yes, there are heroes here too

January 10, 2014

THE father of a Pakistani teenager killed after tackling a suicide bomber has hailed his son for saving “hundreds” of lives through his bravery.

Local police official Raheem Khan said Thursday that 17-year-old Aitzaz Hasan died on Monday in a remote village in Hangu, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

A teacher at the school told investigators that he saw Hasan chasing the attacker and then saw the attacker detonate the bomb that killed the teen, Mr Khan said.

Pakistani media reported that Hasan was late for school and that’s why he was outside when the attacker approached the building.

Police official Shakirullah Bangash said that Aitzaz intercepted the bomber some 150 metres away from the main gate of the school, which has around 1000 students, most of them Shiite.

News.com.au

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