Army chief General Raheel Sharif paid rich tributes to the valour and sacrifice of a private security guard, Talib Hussain, who averted a suicide blast attempt late on Friday night in Quetta.
“Talib Hussain daringly challenged the suicide bomber and averted a big disaster when the bomb exploded prematurely,” an Inter Services Public Relations statement said.
“He was on duty as security guard at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University when a suicide bomber tried to enter inside,” the statement added.
Talib Hussain lost his life but saved many other precious lives.
At least two people were killed when a suicide bomber attempted to blow himself up near Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University on Brewery road in Quetta.
The security guards, including Talib Hussain, had intercepted a suspect who wanted to enter the Eidul Fitr shopping market in Hazara Town. On being asked to stop, the bomber reportedly detonated the explosives, killing two people.
According to officials the bomber was aged between 18-20 years of age and was wearing a full body veil (burqa). He was carrying around eight kilogrammes of explosives.
Brewery road has high security arrangements because of the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University and its proximity to Hazara Town.