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Boy who survived Taliban attack by pretending to be dead given Diana Award

A teenage boy who survived a terror attack on his school in Pakistan has been given a Diana Award.

18-year-old Ahmad Nawaz, was 14 when his school was targeted by members of the Taliban in 2014.

He managed to escape with his life by pretending to be dead, but witnessed his teacher being set on fire.

Ahmad suffered serious injuries to his arm during the attack and was brought to the Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital for specialist treatment.

He now tours schools around the UK in a bid to prevent students from being radicalised by sharing his experience.

The award, named after Princess Diana, recognises young people for their social action and humanitarian work.

Ahmad, who is the first Pakistani person to receive the honour was presented with the accolade this afternoon.

Speaking previously to ITV News Central, Ahmad told us why it's important to him to share his story.