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Pakistani SC rejects appeals by 16 terrorists; Lahore violence kills 8

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan recently rejected appeals by 16 terrorists who received death sentences from military courts, while eight militants or suspected militants were killed in recent violence in Lahore.

A five-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali August 29 rejected the appeals of the 16 terrorists, Dawn reported. They were involved in infamous crimes like the Army Public School massacre in Peshawar in 2014 and the Bannu jailbreak in 2012.

Meanwhile in Lahore August 28, police conducted a raid and killed four terrorists involved in the 2009 bombing of the city's Moon Market, Geo News reported. Three suspects escaped.

The 2009 blast killed 54 people.

In another event in Lahore, gunmen August 27 killed four suspected militants in police custody, Dunya TV reported.

Police were transporting the suspects when gunmen ambushed the convoy, police said. They returned fire, but the attackers killed all four suspects and escaped.

Authorities had accused three of the dead men of involvement in a March 2009 attack in Lahore on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team. Eight Pakistanis were killed in that attack.

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