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Four militants convicted by military courts executed

ISLAMABAD: Four militants convicted by military courts were executed on Wednesday, the Pakistan Army announced.

According to the InterServices Public Relations, the militants were members of the banned Tehreek-iTaliban Pakistan.

The convicts were involved in killing of innocent civilians, kidnapping and slaughtering soldiers of Frontier Constabulary and destruction of a police station, attacking armed forces which resulted in the death of a JCO and injuries to a policeman, and kidnapping and attacking security personnel in which a number of soldiers lost their lives.

The executions were carried out early in the morning and the ISPR statement did not identify the prisons where the convicts were kept.

The four were identified as Barkat Ali, Mohammad Adil, Ishaq and Latifur Rehman. They were all members of the TTP.

Pakistan lifted a ban on capital punishment and set up military courts to try militants after a terrorist attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar, in December2014whichkilled more than 150 people, mainlychildren.-Agencies