ISLAMABAD -- People in Pakistan are praising a teenage boy who died this week while trying to stop a suicide bomber who was targeting his school.
Local police official Raheem Khan said Thursday that 17-year-old Aitzaz Hasan died Monday in a remote village in Hangu.
Hasan was seen chasing the attacker and then saw the attacker detonate the bomb that killed the teen.
Local resident Miqdar Khan said people in the violence-prone district were hailing the teen as a hero.
The area where Hasan lived is home to many members of the minority Shiite Muslim sect who have often been killed by militants who view them as heretics.