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COAS approves death sentence of 12 terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif Thursday confirmed death sentence awarded by military courts to 12 terrorists.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the convicted terrorists included Muhammad Qayyum, Asif, Muhammad Bacha and Shahadat Hussain, , Samaa reported

The terrorists were involved in attacking security personnel and civilians, the ISPR said.

Pakistan reinstated the death penalty and established military courts as part of a crackdown after suffering its deadliest ever extremist attack, when gunmen stormed Army Public School in Peshawar in 2014 leaving more than 150 people dead.