Pakistan Hangs Militants Over School Massacre

It is the first time anyone convicted over Pakistan’s deadliest extremist attack, which left over 150 dead, has been executed.

Pakistan has hanged four militants linked to a Taliban massacre at a school in which more than 150 people were killed.

It is the first time anyone convicted over the attack in Peshawar last December has been executed.

The four militants were named by a police official as Maulvi Abdus Salam, Hazrat Ali, Mujeebur Rehman and Sabeel, alias Yahya.

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The hangings were confirmed by a prison official at the facility in Kohat, more than 60km (37 miles) from Peshawar.

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The official added that the militants had a final meeting with their families on Tuesday night.

Their bodies will be handed over to their relatives shortly, the police official said.

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All of the men were identified as members of the Toheedwal Jihad Group, a previously unknown faction of the Pakistani Taliban.

According to a military statement released in August, three others have also been sentenced to death for their involvement in the attack, but death warrants have yet to be issued.

The 16 December, 2014 attack by Taliban gunmen on the army-run school was Pakistan’s deadliest extremist attack. The majority of those killed were children.

All nine of the attackers were killed.

The attack shocked a country already scarred by nearly a decade of unrest.

It prompted a crackdown on extremism, with the establishment of military courts and the resumption of capital punishment after a six-year moratorium.







Source: SKY NEWS

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