Pakistan class-mates read the Koran beside the grave of Pakistani student Aitzaz Hassan, who was killed in a suicide attack outside his school, in Hangu district on January 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO
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Pakistan honours teenage bomb hero with bravery awardA Pakistani teenager who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber, saving the lives of hundreds of students, has been handed the country's highest award for bravery. Aitzaz Hassan, 15, a student in Hangu district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has become a national hero after tackling the bomber who came to attack his school on Monday, with hundreds of students inside. Pakistani newspapers, TV channels and social media sites had demanded a recognition of Hassan's bravery, calling him a hero and calling for him to receive the nation's highest award.Police official Shakirullah Bangash told AFP on Thursday that Aitzaz intercepted the bomber 150 metres (490 feet) away from the main gate of the school, which has around 1,000 students.
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