Four terrorists involved in APS massacre hanged

hanging-415x260RAWALPINDI: Four terrorist convicted of their involvement in Army Public School (APS) massacre were hanged in the early morning hours of Wednesday, which was planned and acted upon in Peshawar last December which resulted in the killing of at least 150 people, mostly children.

According to a Peshawar security official, “Four militants involved in the attack on the APS School were hanged this morning in Kohat prison.

According to the sources, this is the first time ever that the convicts of the deadly massacre at the APS School have been executed and the first hanging of civilians convicted as well as regulated under the authority of military courts, which were set up in the aftermath of the massacre through a constitutional amendment.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday signed upon 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 for his 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 as abetment in the APS massacre, while Maulvi Abdus Salam was found guilty of harbouring suicide bombers who were later used in the APS attack.


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