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Pak army chief confirms death for 'hardcore terrorists'

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Qamar Javed today confirmed death sentences for seven "hardcore terrorists", the said.

They were awarded capital punishment by the special courts set up for speedy trial of militants, following the school attack of December 2014 that killed 150 people, mostly schoolchildren.

The said in a statement that those convicted "were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking law enforcement agencies and armed forces of Pakistan".

"On the whole, they (the seven convicted men) were involved in killing of 85 persons and injuring 109 others. Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession," it said.

The convicts were tried by courts but the place and duration of the trials was not revealed due to security reasons.

The said another five militants were handed down jail terms of varying durations.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 21:20 IST