Lt. Sayed Basam Pacha, an Afghan police officer, lost his life after he stopped a suicide bomber who was attempting to enter a political gathering in Kabul on Thursday afternoon.
Pacha was in duty in PD4 of Kabul where a large gathering of Jamiat party members was taking place.
He had noticed a would-be suicide bomber who was trying to reach attendees of the gathering as they were leaving a banquet hall in Labe Jar area of Kabul.
According to police officials he hugged the bomber before the terrorist could reach to his destination.
“The young man hugged the suicide attacker, he made himself a shield to prevent the terrorist from reaching his target,” said Muhammad Farooq Hassas the police chief of PD4.
The police officer was killed after the suicide attacker detonated the explosive vest hidden under his coat, killing 17 people and injuring dozens of others including policemen and civilians.
Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Pacha was graduated from a military school in Turkey about one and half years ago and was the elder son of his family. He was buried in Kabul on Friday and hundreds of his family members, friends and government officials participated in his funeral as a final farewell.
By Hesamuddin Hesam & Lyda Niazi