Pakistan hangs two terrorists convicted in the 2014 Peshawar school massacre

Pakistan hanged two hard core Taliban terrorists convicted by the military courts of their involvement in the 2014 Peshawar school massacre.

PTI May 24, 2017 17:29:44 IST
Pakistan hangs two terrorists convicted in the 2014 Peshawar school massacre

Islamabad:  Pakistan hanged two hard core Taliban terrorists convicted by the military courts of their involvement in the 2014 Peshawar school massacre which left over 150 people dead, mostly students.

Pakistan Army said Atta Ullah and Taj Muhammad were active members of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and had facilitated the terrorists who attacked the Army-run school in Peshawar in December 2014.

Pakistan hangs two terrorists convicted in the 2014 Peshawar school massacre

File image of the Peshawar attack. AFP

"These terrorists were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including attack on Army Public School Peshawar, killing of innocent civilians, attacking Armed Forces of Pakistan and Law Enforcement Agencies," army said.

The terrorists had been tried by military courts and had confessed to their crimes before a magistrate and trial court, it said.

Earlier in December 2015, four terrorists involved in the Peshawar school attack were executed in Kohat jail in the restive Khyber-Pakhtunkwa province.

Military courts, which were restored in March for another two years after their initial two-year term expired in January, work in secrecy due to fear of attacks by militants.

The courts were set up after a constitutional amendment following the Peshawar terror attack.

Human rights group Justice Project Pakistan says over 440 people have been executed since the Peshawar attack.

Pakistan has been fighting various extremist groups for over a decade. Militant attacks have killed tens of thousands of people.The military courts have handed down the death penalty to more than 170 militants.

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