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Pak army chief signs death warrants of 30 'hardcore militants'

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa today signed execution orders of 30 "hardcore terrorists" convicted by the controversial special military courts for their involvement in several terror cases including the 2014 Army Public School attack in Peshawar.

The terrorists were involved in heinous terror offences including kidnapping and slaughtering soldiers of Frontier Constabulary, attack on Saidu Sharif airport, killing of innocent civilians, attacking Armed Forces of and Enforcement Agencies, the army's media wing (ISPR) said.

They were also involved in the deadly attack on the Peshawar army school in which more than 150 people, mostly children, were gunned down by terrorists, it said.

Pakistan's controversial special military courts to try hardcore militants were revived on March 31 for a period of two years amid a surge in terror attacks across the country.

The military courts were set up in January 2015 after a attack the army school in Peshawar killed 150 people, mostly children.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 21:22 IST