Pakistan Hangs Four Militants Linked to School Massacre


Islamabad: The Pakistan government has hanged four men linked to Peshawar army school massacre which killed nearly 150 children on December 16 last year. The horrific attacks have left the world shocked at it was one of the most brutal attacks in the Pakistan history.

“Four terrorists involved in the attack on the APS School were hanged this morning in Kohat prison,” a Peshawar security official said.

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A Kohat police official named the terrorists as Maulvi Abdus Salam, Hazrat Ali, Mujeebur Rehman and Sabeel, alias Yahya. The army on Monday issued a black warrant confirming their executions were imminent.

The hangings were confirmed by a prison official, who said the militants had held a final meeting with their families on Tuesday night.

The hangings come nearly a year after the December 16 attack by Taliban gunmen on the army-run school in Peshawar, the country’s deadliest ever extremist attack, in which the majority of the victims were children.

The terrorists’ bodies will be handed over to the families shortly, the Kohat police official said.