Pakistan Hangs Four 'Hardcore Terrorists' Tried by Military Court
"These terrorists were involved in committing heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking armed forces and law enforcement agencies," the Inter-Services Public Relations said.
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Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday hanged four more "hard core" Taliban terrorists convicted of "heinous" terrorism-related offences by controversial military courts, taking the number to over 150 since the Peshawar attack in 2014.
The terrorists, who were involved in killing of innocent civilians and attacking armed forces, were executed early
on Wednesday, the army said in a statement.
"Another four hardcore terrorists, who were tried by Military Courts have been executed on Wednesday. These terrorists were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking Armed Forces of Pakistan and Law Enforcement Agencies," it said.
Military courts were restored in March for another two years after their initial two-year term expired in January.
Human rights group Justice Project Pakistan says 441 people have been executed since the Peshawar attack. While Pakistani authorities maintain the military courts are an "effective deterrent" against terrorism, rights groups
Pakistan has been fighting various extremist groups for over a decade. Militant attacks have killed tens of thousands of people.
The military courts have handed down the death penalty to more than 160 militants.
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