Four terrorists involved in APS attack hanged

KOHAT, Pakistan: Four terrorists convicted in the terror attack on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar were executed in Kohat Prison on Wednesday morning. 

The terror convicts including Maulvi Abdul Salam, Hazrat Ali, Mujeebur Rehman and Sabeel Ilyas Yahya were awarded death sentences by a military court, established following a deadly terror on the APS which left nearly 150 innocent children dead.

Earlier on Monday, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif had signed black warrants after rejection of their mercy appeal by President Mamnoon Hussain.

On December 16, 2014, a group of terrorists stormed the army-run public school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Capital and carried out a massacre of nearly 150 persons mostly school children.

Later, the country’s civilian and military leadership jointly approved the 20-point national action plan to eradicate terrorism from the country. Under the anti-terror national action plan, military courts were also set up across the country to speed up the trial of alleged terrorists.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on November 30, 2015 had released the following details of the terrorists who were sentenced to death by a military court for their involvement in the APS terror attack and other crimes.

Civilian Molvi Abdul Salam s/o Shamshi: The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in harbouring suicide bombers, later used in the attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar, which resulted in the deaths of 151 persons including 125 children and injuries to 147 persons and damage to govt property. He was also involved in abetting deaths of two colonels and a civilian, Director of National Development Complex (NDC). He confessed to his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on four charges and awarded the death sentence.

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Civilian Hazrat Ali s/o Awal Baz: The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in attacking law enforcement agencies, abetting kidnapping and killing of Levies soldiers and collecting funds for attack on Army Public School, Peshawar. He was also involved in killing 23 Levies soldiers. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on five charges and awarded the death sentence.

Civilian Mujeebur Rehman alias Ali alias NajeebUllah s/o Ghulab Jan: The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in transporting 10 suicide bombers for the attack on Pakistan Air Force Base Peshawar. He was also involved in attacks on law enforcement agencies and abetment in the attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar, which resulted in the deaths of 151 persons including 125 children, injuries to 147 persons and damage to govt property. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded the death sentence.

Civilian Sabeel alias Yahya s/o Atta Ullah: The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in the attack on Pakistan Air Force Base, Peshawar; a Police check post, transportation of 10 suicide bombers and abetment in the attack on Army Public School, Peshawar, which resulted in the deaths of 151 persons including 125 children and injuries to 147 persons. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on three charges and awarded the death sentence.

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