Teen dies saving classmates from suicide bomber

Teen dies saving classmates from suicide bomber

He was an average student from Hangu, a remote town in North Western Pakistan, but he has become a national hero.

Aitzaz Hasan, 14, stopped a suicide bomber from entering his school Monday and sacrificed his life to protect his fellow students.

“I saw Aitzaz trying to get hold of a guy and then there was a big explosion,” said Habib Ali, who is a senior teacher at the school.

The target of the bomber was the morning assembly of approximately 450 students, Ali said.

“He was an average student, but was a bold child,” the teacher said.

Today, in a statement Pakstan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recommended him for the highest civil award for bravery.

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