People in Pakistan are praising a teenage boy who residents and police say died this week while trying to stop a suicide bomber who was targeting his school in the country’s violence-prone northwest.
Local police official Raheem Khan said Thursday that 17-year-old Aitzaz Hasan died 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, Khan said.
Pakistani media reported that Hasan was late for school and that’s why he was outside when the attacker approached the building.
The English-language Express Tribune newspaper reported that Hasan’s father, Mujahid Ali, was living and working in the United Arab Emirates when the attack occurred. Many men in the impoverished region are forced to move abroad, especially to the Gulf, to provide for their families.
Ali told the newspaper that he had returned not to mourn his son but to celebrate his life.
Source: MSN NEWS