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Raheel Sharif confirms death pelty of 5 terrorists

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, May 12: Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday confirmed the death sentence to a group of five “hardcore terrorists” who were awarded the capital punishment by military courts for involvement in terrorist acts, the military said. “These five convicts were active members of Al Qaeda,” an army statement said. They carried out an attack on a bus in the port city of Karachi in May 13 last year in which at least 46 people were killed. They were also accused of the killing of a social worker Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi in April last year, attacks on the law enforcement agencies and Improvised Explosive Device blast near a mosque in Karachi, which killed and injured several people.(IANS)

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