Boxer Amir Khan visits tragedy-struck Peshawar school – in pictures

Images of the British-Pakistani WBC silver welterweight title holder Amir Khan on Monday visiting the Peshawar school where 150 people were killed by the Taliban. Khan had previously said he would build academies in Pakistan and donate to help rebuild the school in the aftermath of the tragedy. Click the arrows above to scroll through the photos.

More, from the Associated Press:

British boxer Amir Khan has visited the school in northwestern Pakistan where Taliban militants massacred scores of children.

Khan went to the school in Peshawar on Monday as part of a multi-day visit to Pakistan. He said he wanted to pay his respects to those who died in the attack on December 16 and help encourage children who were scared to return to school.

Khan was born in Britain but is of Pakistani origin. He travelled to Pakistan last week.

Taliban gunmen stormed the military-run school and killed 148 people, including 132 children.

During his trip, Khan announced that he would be building a boxing academy in the eastern city of Lahore.

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Published: December 29, 2014 04:00 AM