The father of a Pakistani teenager killed after tackling a suicide bomber Thursday hailed his son for saving "hundreds" of lives through his bravery.
Aitzaz Hassan, aged around 15, died in hospital after stopping the bomber, who blew himself up, at the gates of his school in the northwestern district of Hangu on Monday.
His father Mujahid Ali Bangash, 55, told AFP he felt not sadness but pride at his son's death.
"Aitzaz has made us proud by valiantly intercepting the bomber and saving the lives of hundreds of his fellow students," he said.
"I am happy that my son has become a mart...