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HEROIC!!! Man hugs suicide bomber to save other people’s lives

Najih Shaker Al-Baldawi

A man has apparently attained heroic status after he took his own life to save the lives of countless other people.

It has been reported that Najih Shaker Al-Baldawi approached a suicide bomber and hugged him as he made his way to a shrine in Balad, Iraq, after seeing that he was wearing a suicide belt.

The terrorist, a member of Isis, then detonated his bomb taking his own and Najih’s lives, according to Al Masdar News.Najih was a resident of the town and he stopped the terrorist as he approached the Sayyed Mohammad Shrine.

The terrorist was one of a number of militants involved in the attack in the town 45 miles north of Baghdad.

epa05415261 An Iraqi man inspects the scene of suicide bomb attack outside Imam Mohammed shrine at Balad town, 70 kilometers northern of Baghdad, Iraq, 08 July 2016. At least 37 people were killed and dozens were injured in a suicide bomb attack targeted at Shiite shrine in Balad town, Iraqi police said. Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack. EPA/ALI ABBAS
40 people were killed and 74 were injured in the blast in Balad

People gather at the site of a suicide attack at the entrance of the Shi'ite Mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi in Balad, north of Baghdad, Iraq, July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.

The suicide bombers were taken out before they could get inside the shrine

In total 40 people were killed and 74 were wounded as the shrine was targeted with mortar fire then by suicide bombers wearing security force uniforms.

Security forces fired on the bombers, who were not able to enter the shrine, and two of them blew themselves up, while a third was shot dead, he said.

The attack sparked a fire that caused heavy damage to the market near the shrineDaesh issued a statement claiming the attack, saying that five jihadists took part, killing guards at the shrine, then clashing with Iraqi forces for hours before detonating explosives they were carrying.

‘It is clear the cowardly attack on the shrine aims to spark sectarian tensions and drag Iraq back to the dark days of sectarian conflict,’ Jan Kubis, the UN’s top Iraq envoy, said in a statement.

Pilgrims visit the tomb of shi'ite Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi in his mausoleum in Balad, north of Baghdad, Iraq, July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Inside the shrine where the bombers were targeting



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