COAS confirms death sentences of four terrorists, including Karachi airport attackers

Militants also involved in killing of SSP Chaudhry Aslam, says ISPR

News Desk December 05, 2016

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa approved on Monday death sentences of four militants allegedly involved in carrying out an attack on Karachi airport among other terror offenses.

“They planned and executed attacks on Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, CID building Karachi, ISI Office Sukkur and convoy of law enforcement agencies,” a statement issued by the military’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

“They were involved in killing of 58 persons, including SSP Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam and causing injuries to 226 others, including SSP Farooq Awan,” it added.

Arms and explosives were recovered from the possession of the suspects who, the ISPR said, were tried by military courts and found to have been involved in “heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, LEAs and ASF personnel.”

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Details of convicts provided by the ISPR:

1. Attaur Rehman, an active member of a proscribed organisation; involved in attacking civilians, LEAs

2. Muhammad Sabir, an active member of a proscribed organisation; involved in attacking civilians, LEAs

3. Muhammad Farooq Bhatti, an active member of a proscribed organisation; involved in attacking civilians, LEAs

4. Gul Zareen, an active member of a proscribed organisation; involved in attacking civilians, LEAs

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