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British boxer visits Pakistan school massacre site

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 29, 2014 at 4:30 a.m.


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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — 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 Dec. 16 and help encourage children who were scared to return to school.

Khan was born in Britain but is of Pakistani origin. He traveled 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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