PAKISTAN: COAS CONFIRMS DEATH SENTENCES OF 15 HARDCORE TERRORISTS
December 18, 2018:
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed the death sentences awarded to 15 hardcore terrorists, a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations said on 16 December 2018. (Sources: geo.tv, 16/12/2018)
The terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including attacking the Armed Forces/Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, abetting suicide bombers in an attack on Christian Colony near Peshawar, destroying educational institutions and killing innocent civilians.
Their terrorist activities resulted in deaths of 34 persons, including 21 Armed Forces, nine Frontier Constabulary and two Police officials along with two civilians, and injured 19 others, the ISPR said.
Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession. The convicts were tried by special military courts.