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Four terrorists involved in APS massacre hanged.

RAWALPINDI -- Four convicted terrorists were sent to the gallows on Wednesday for their involvement in the Army Public School (APS) massacre in Peshawar last December in which over 150 people, mostly children, lost their lives."Four militants involved in the attack on the APS school were hanged this morning in Kohat prison," said a Peshawar security official. This is the first time that any convicts of the deadly terrorist attack have been executed and the first hangings of civilians convicted by military courts, which were set up after themassacre through a constitutional amendment.On Monday, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had signed the death warrants of the four convicted terrorists, who included Maulvi Abdus Salam, Hazrat Ali, Mujeeb ur Rehman alias Ali alias Najeeb Ullah, and Sabeel alias Yahya.Hazrat Ali was convicted of involvement in collecting funds to carry out the APS attack.

Mujeeb ur Rehman alias Ali alias Najeeb Ullah was found involved in transporting 10 suicide bombers for the attack on a PAF Base in Peshawar and abetment in the APS attack.Sabeel alias Yahya also found guilty of involvement in the PAF base Peshawar attack as well ass abetment in the APS massacre, while Maulvi Abdus Salam was found guilty of harbouring suicide bombers who were later used in the APS attack.All four terrorists were active members of the Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ) and admitted their guilt before the Magistrate and trial court after which they were awarded the death sentences.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Dec 2, 2015
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