Four militants involved in APS attack hanged in Kohat

PESHAWAR - Four militants involved in the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar attack last December were hanged on Tuesday at Kohat Central Jail.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had signed the black warrants of the four men convicted by military courts, namely Noor Saeed alias Hafiz Sahib, Murad Khan, Inayatullah and Israruddin alias Abu Lais, earlier this month.

Earlier this month, four other militants involved in the APS attack were also hanged in Kohat jail. The hanging on December 2 came two days after General Raheel Sharif signed black warrants of Maulvi Abdus Salam, Hazrat Ali, Mujeebur Rehman and Sabeel alias Yahya nearly a year after the horrific massacre.

This was the first such sentence endorsed by the army chief after an order of the Supreme Court on August 2015 which gave legal cover to the establishment of military courts.

The move came after President Mamnoon Hussain rejected clemency appeals of the four convicts on receiving the prime minister’s advice for the same on November 20.


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