Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Pakistan executes four militants for terror attacks on military-run school

Pakistan on Tuesday hanged four militants for the terror attacks on a military-run school in Peshawar and charges of bomb blasts, sources said.

The attack staged by the Pakistani Taliban killed nearly 150 students and staff members of the school in December last year.

A military court had handed death penalty to the militants this year.

Army Chief General Raheel Sharif signed black warrants for the four hardcore terrorists, sources said.

It is the second executions of the militants involved in the terror attacks. Four were sent to gallows earlier this month who were behind the attack on the army public school.

Sources said that the four convicts were executed in a jail in Kohat, a main city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday morning. Those executed were identified as Noor Saeed, Murad Khan, Inayat Ullah and Israr Uddin.

Their bodies were later handed over to their relatives by the jail authorities. President Mamnoon Hussain rejected mercy petitions for the four militants.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had advised the president to reject the petitions for the four convicted terrorists.

The military courts, established after the school attack for speedy trail, have awarded death sentences to the four militants for their role in the attack.

 Xinhua -globaltimes.cn

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