An Iraqi policeman has been hailed a hero after throwing his arms around a suicide bomber to shield others from the blast.
The bomber struck northeast of Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 10 who were on a Shia pilgrimage, police said.
But the toll would almost certainly have been higher if not for 34-year-old Ayyub Khalaf.
“His name will be an eternal symbol because he saved the lives of dozens of innocents,” said Khalaf’s friend.
(READ the story in the Daily Mail)