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Army Chief confirms death sentences awarded to 14 hardcore terrorists

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday confirmed death sentences awarded to 14 hardcore terrorists, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.
The terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, i.e. attacking Armed Forces/ Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, killing of innocent civilians and destruction of educational institutions/ Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Hotel Malam Jabba, Swat.
According to the ISPR, the terrorists were involved in killing of 22 persons including three civilians, 19 Armed Forces/Frontier Constabulary/ Police Officials and injuring 23 others. Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession.
These convicts were tried by special military courts. Besides, eight convicts have also been awarded imprisonment.