4 ‘hardcore terrorists’ convicted by military courts hanged: ISPR

Four “hardcore terrorists” sentenced by military courts were executed on Wednesday, a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army’s public relations wing, said.

The ISPR said the convicted terrorists were involved in heinous offences, including terrorism, the killing of innocent civilians, attacking a mosque, destruction of communication infrastructure and attacking law enforcement agencies and armed forces.

All four convicts were active members of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and were awarded the death sentence by military courts.

Qaiser Khan: He was involved in the killing of an innocent civilian and destruction of communication infrastructure. The suspect admitted his offenses before a magistrate and the trial court.

Muhammad Umar: He was involved in the destruction of an educational institution and attacking the armed forces of Pakistan, which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. The convict admitted his offenses before a magistrate and the trial court.

Qari Zubair Muhammad: He was involved in abetting a suicide attack on a mosque, which resulted in the death of soldiers, civilians and injuries to several others. He was also charged with possessing firearms and explosives. The convict admitted his offenses before a magistrate and the trial court.

Aziz Khan: He was involved in attacking the armed forces of Pakistan which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers and the destruction of a communication system. He was also in possession of a suicide jacket. The convict admitted his offenses before a magistrate and the trial court.