Pakistan Army chief confirms death sentence for 11 terrorists

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. (PTI file photo)

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed the death sentences awarded to 11 "hardcore terrorists" who were given the capital punishment by special military courts over the killings of 60 people, the military said on Saturday.

The Army said the terrorists were involved in the killings of 36 civilians, 24 officials of the armed forces, frontier constabulary and police officials besides injuring 142 others.

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the possession of the terrorists, who were tried by special military courts, an Army spokesperson said in a statement.

"The terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including attacks on law enforcement agencies and armed forces of Pakistan, Malakand University and killing of innocent civilians including Imran Khan Mohmand, a member of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly," the official said.

These convicts had admitted their offences before the magistrate and the trial court and were awarded death sentences.

Three other convicts have also been awarded imprisonment by military courts set up after Peshawar School attack of December 2014, according to the statement.

Details about the place of trial and date of initial conviction were not provided due to security reasons.

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