Pakistan executes four Peshawar school attackers: Geo TV


Pakistan on Wednesday executed four terrorists for their involvement in last year’s attack on a school in Peshawar.

“Four militants involved in the Army Public School attack were hanged in Kohat district prison on Wednesday,” Geo Tv quoted a Peshawar security official as saying.

This is the first time that convicts of a deadly terrorist attack were executed.

Also Read:  PM Modi agrees to visit Pakistan in 2016, NSA's of both countries to meet in Delhi

Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Monday signed the death warrants of the convicted terrorists.

The four were identified as Maulvi Abdus Salam, Hazrat Ali, Mujeeb ur Rehman alias Ali alias Najeeb Ullah, and Sabeel alias Yahya.

The mercy petitions of the four were rejected in August by President Mamnoon Hussain.

Also Read:  J&K: नौशेरा में भारतीय सेना ने की बड़ी कार्रवाई, पाकिस्तानी चौकियों को किया तबाह, जारी किया वीडियो

Hazrat Ali was convicted of involvement in collecting funds to carry out the school attack.

Najeeb Ullah transported suicide bombers for the attack, while Sabeel was involved in Pakistan Army Force base attack in Peshawar and abetment in the school massacre.

Maulvi Abdus Salam was found guilty of harbouring suicide bombers who were later used in the attack.

Also Read:  NRI crashes SUV into Attari gates, held

All four terrorists were active members of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ) and admitted their guilt before the court.

The executions come as Pakistan prepares to observe the first anniversary of December 16 attack that killed at least 150 people, mostly children.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here