AS HE SHOULD BE: “Pakistani boy who died trying to stop suicide bomber is hailed as hero”
A 15-year-old who died while tried to defend his school in Pakistan's troubled north-west from a suicide bomber has been hailed as a hero for saving the lives of many of his classmates.
Aitizaz Hasan tackled the bomber as he stood outside as a punishment for being late to school in Hangu, a town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Monday.
His two companions fled the scene after spotting the bomb being carried by the man, who was trying to gain access to the school, but Aitizaz grabbed the bomber.
Unable to stop him from detonating his bomb, Aitizaz later died of his wounds in hospital.