Pakistan announces death penalty for six militants behind Peshawar school attack

gavelPakistan’s army on Thursday announced the death penalty for six militants linked to an assault on a school in Peshawar that killed 151 people, mainly school children, in the country’s deadliest terror attack.

“The convicts were given fair trial by following all the legal formalities and offering/ providing them legal aid and defence counsels. Today the sentences of death have been confirmed by the Chief of Army Staff,” a statement issued on the military’s website said.

The men were convicted by military courts which were established in the wake of the attack in December last year. A seventh man was given a life sentence.

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