Published On: Sun, Jan 12th, 2014
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Karzai hails Pakistani teenager who died tackling suicide bomber

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Kabul: Afghan president Hamid Karzai praised the bravery of a teenager Pakistani boy, who died by tackling a suicide bomber who wanted to attack his school.

President Karzai quoted in a statement released by presidential palace media office insisted for joint campaign against the terrorism, which threatens the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Karzai also added that terrorists on the two sides of the border are looking to prevent the people of the two countries from development and promotion in their lives.

He also praised the Afghan police officer Jan Ali and others who sacrificed their lives by tackling suicide bombers, and saving lives of their comrades.

Aitzaz Hassan, 17, died Monday in a remote village in Hangu, a district in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, after he chased the bomber who detonated his explosives.

Hassan died in hospital after the bomber blew himself up at the school gates. No one else was wounded or killed in the incident.

According to the police officials, Aitzaz intercepted the bomber 150 metres away from the main gate of the school, which has around 1,000 students.

The office of Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif said it had advised President Mamnoon Hussain “to approve the conferment of Sitara-e-Shujjat (star of bravery) to Shaheed (martyred) Aitzaz Hassan.
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