KOHAT: A student was killed outside a school in Ibrahemzai area in Hangu on Monday when a suicide attacker he was trying to stop blew himself up, police said.

The suicide bomber tried to enter the school building when Aitezaz Hussain, a student of class IX in Government High School Ibrahemzai, stopped him.

A police official, Ali Murtaza, told Dawn that the suicide bomber was walking towards the school at around 8am when the assembly was being held in its main ground. Aitezaz became suspicious of the way he moved and asked him to stop. But the bomber detonated the explosives strapped to his body.

The police official said that the suicide bomber wanted to target the assembly. He said Aitezaz had sacrificed his life to save other students.

Hangu city police registered a case.