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Pakistan executes four terrorists in Kohat central jail

Pakistan on Tuesday executed four militants involved in suicide bombing, slaughtering of people and attacks on soldiers.

world Updated: Dec 29, 2015 16:53 IST
Pakistan on Tuesday executed four militants involved in suicide bombing, slaughtering of people and attacks on soldiers, the latest hangings since it lifted a moratorium on death penalty last year following the Peshawar school carnage.
Pakistan on Tuesday executed four militants involved in suicide bombing, slaughtering of people and attacks on soldiers, the latest hangings since it lifted a moratorium on death penalty last year following the Peshawar school carnage.(Representational image: Shutterstock)

Pakistan on Tuesday executed four militants involved in suicide bombing, slaughtering of people and attacks on soldiers.

Pakistan government had lifted a moratorium on death penalty last year following the Peshawar school carnage.

Zohaib Ashraf, district police officer, confirmed the execution of four terrorists in the Central Jail Kohat.

Chief of army staff general Raheel Sharif had signed their black warrants earlier this month after a military court gave them death penalty.

They were convicted for slaughtering of innocent people, suicide bombing, training and providing assistance to suicide bombers, kidnapping for ransom and funding terrorists organisations.

On December 3, 2015 four terrorists involved in the Army Public School’s (APS) deadly attack last year were hanged to death at central jail in Kohat.

The military courts were setup after deadly attack on Army Public School on December 16, 2014 in which about 142 students and their teachers were martyred besides scores others injured.

Pakistan lifted moratorium on executions in December after the Taliban attacked a school and killed 150 people, mostly students.

An official of Human Right Commission of Pakistan said that over 250 persons were already executed.

Pakistan has refused to stop hangings despite mounting criticism by the human rights groups, the UN and the EU against implementation of death penalty. There are about 8,000 death row prisoners in Pakistan.