Three more militants hanged in Pakistan

Indo Asian News Service

Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Three more hardcore militants tried by the military courts in Pakistan have been executed, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Thursday.

According to the military's media wing, the terrorists committed heinous offences like killing of innocent civilians and attacking armed forces and law enforcement agencies personnel.

All three convicts, Hussan Dar, Umer Zada and Hazrat Ali were active members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and also possessed explosives.

The convicts, the statement added, admitted their offences before the magistrate and the trial court, and were awarded death sentences.

The executions came a day after the hanging of four convicts.

After much ado, the military courts were given an extension in March this year for another two years.

The courts were established through a constitutional amendment in the backdrop of the terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar in December 2014, which claimed the lives of more than 150 people, mostly children.