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Pak army chief confirms death penalty for 22 'hardcore terrorists'

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Press Trust of India Islamabad
Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentences handed down to 22 "hardcore terrorists" by military courts, a report said on Friday.
The terrorists were convicted by military courts which were set up after the 2014 Peshawar school attack that killed 150 people, mostly schoolchildren, Radio Pakistan reported.
Their terrorist acts resulted in the deaths of 176 people, including 19 armed forces personnel, 41 police and levies officials and 116 civilians and injured 217 others, it said.
Besides those given death sentences, 15 convicts were imprisoned while two were acquitted.

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First Published: Dec 28 2018 | 9:25 PM IST

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