Four TTP militants hanged: ISPR

Published: May 10, 2017
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PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Four terrorists belonging to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were executed on Wednesday.

The militants were tried by military courts and convicted for their involvement in acts of terrorism, including killing innocent civilians, attacks on law enforcement agencies and armed forces, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Three more ‘hardcore’ terrorists executed

According to the statement issued by ISPR, the four militants hanged were identified as Qaiser Khan, Muhammad Umar, Qari Zubair and Aziz Khan.

Qaiser Khan, an active member of TTP, was involved in killing an innocent civilian and destruction of communication infrastructure. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court, following which he was awarded death sentence.

Muhammad Umar was sentenced to death for his involvement in attacks on law enforcement agencies and armed forces, killing and injuring several soldiers.

Qari Zubair Muhammad was involved in abetting a suicide attack on a mosque, which resulted in death of soldiers, civilians and injuries.

Aziz Khan was sentenced to death for his involvement in attacks on armed forces, killing and injuring several soldiers. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court, following which he was awarded death sentence.

Two hardcore terrorists hanged in Sahiwal

Last week, three hardcore terrorists tried by the military courts were executed. All three convicts, Hussan Dar, Umer Zada and Hazrat Ali were active members of TTP, also possessed explosives.

Military courts, which were established under the National Action Plan (NAP) in the wake of the horrific attack at the Army Public School in Peshawar in December 2014, handed down the death sentence to 161 terrorists before they expired on January 7. However, before last week’s executions, only 13 were hanged.

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