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Death for 6 militants who attacked Peshawar school, Pakistan army announces

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:40 IST

The Pakistan army has announced death penalty for six militants linked to the 16 December, 2014 attack on Army Public School in Peshawar. At least 140 people, mostly children, were killed in the attack.

The Pak army said that it was a "fair trial" for the Taliban militants who carried out the operation, BBC reports. The shock over the attack on innocent children, had previously made Pakistan lift its seven-year moratorium on executions.

As the Pakistan military's website reads, seven militants were found guilty for the attacks. One of them has been given a life sentence.

"The convicts were given fair trial by following all the legal formalities and offering/providing them legal aid and defence counsels," the statement said.



"Today the sentences of death have been confirmed by the Chief of Army Staff."

First published: 13 August 2015, 8:05 IST
 
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