Pakistan

KOHAT (Staff Report) – Almost a year after one of the brutal and shocking incident of terror in Pakistan, four terrorists were hanged in Kohat jail on Wednesday for their involvement in the deadly attack of Taliban militants on an Army-run school in Peshawar.


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More than 150 people including 140 children, were killed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban terrorists on December 16 last year.

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On November 30, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif had signed the death warrants for the four terrorists after President Mamnoon Hussain dismissed their mercy appeals on November 19, on recommendation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Read more: Gen Raheel Sharif signs death warrants for four APS attack terrorists

All four culprits, who maintained identity as Hazrat Ali, Molvi Abdul Salam, Mujeebur Rehman and Sabeel Yahya; were awarded death sentences by a military trial court however they filed mercy appeals with President Office.

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The convicts were given a fair trial by following all the legal formalities and providing them legal aid and defense counsels, according to ISPR.

Read more: Two ‘terrorists’ held near Allama Iqbal International Airport

Main preparators of APS attack are already killed by Pakistan army during an aerial offence in tribal region of the country, according to army spokesperson.

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However no information has been available whether the terrorists had moved high court or supreme court against verdict of military court or not.

Last year on December 16 a group of seven terrorists attacked Army Public School in Peshawar and killed as many as 151 people including children.

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As a result an intensive operation was conducted by Pakistan army’s Special Services Group (SSG) to clear the school killing all seven attackers.

Details of all four executed terrorists (as released by ISPR):

Civilian Molvi Abdus Salam s/o Shamshi

The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in harbouring suicide bombers, later used in the attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar, which resulted in the deaths of 151 persons including 125 children and injuries to 147 persons and damage to govt property. He was also involved in abetting deaths of two colonels and a civilian, Director of National Development Complex (NDC). He confessed to his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on four charges and awarded the death sentence.

Civilian Hazrat Ali s/o Awal Baz

The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in attacking law enforcement agencies, abetting kidnapping and killing of Levies soldiers and collecting funds for attack on Army Public School, Peshawar. He was also involved in killing 23 Levies soldiers. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on five charges and awarded the death sentence.

Civilian Mujeebur Rehman alias Ali alias NajeebUllah s/o Ghulab Jan

The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in transporting 10 suicide bombers for the attack on Pakistan Air Force Base Peshawar. He was also involved in attacks on law enforcement agencies and abetment in the attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar, which resulted in the deaths of 151 persons including 125 children, injuries to 147 persons and damage to govt property. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded the death sentence.

Civilian Sabeel alias Yahya s/o Atta Ullah

The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in the attack on Pakistan Air Force Base, Peshawar; a Police check post, transportation of 10 suicide bombers and abetment in the attack on Army Public School, Peshawar, which resulted in the deaths of 151 persons including 125 children and injuries to 147 persons. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded the death sentence.