Four “hardcore terrorists” tried by military courts in Pakistan were hanged on Wednesday, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement. The four were said to be involved in “committing heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking armed forces of Pakistan and law enforcement agencies.”
The suspected terrorists were active members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and were awarded the death sentence by military courts.
According to the ISPR, all four militants had confessed their crimes before a magistrate and the trial court. The details of hanged convicts released by ISPR are as follows:
Barkat Ali was found to be involved in the killing of a civilian and was also in possession of firearms and explosives.
Muhammad Adil was involved in the kidnapping and slaughter of soldiers of Frontier Constabulary and destruction of a police station. He was also in possession of firearms and explosives.
Ishaq was convicted for his involvement in attacking armed forces of Pakistan and law enforcement agency which resulted in the death of a junior commissioned officer and injuries to a police constable. He was also in possession of explosives.
Latif Ur Rehman was responsible for the kidnapping and killing of LEA personnel and attacks on the armed forces in which soldiers lost their lives. He, too, was found in possession of fire-arms and explosives.