Pakistan court sentences two Taleban men to death

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Pakistan court sentences two Taleban men to death

The militants attacked two places of worship in Lahore with guns, grenades and bombs, killing 94 people and wounding over 100

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Published: Sat 17 Jan 2015, 7:40 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:56 PM

Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court Saturday sentenced two Pakistani Taliban men to death for the attack on an Ahmadi place of worship in 2010, media reported.

The ATC sentenced Abdullah to death on nine counts, whereas Moavia was given the death penalty on seven counts. Both were also slapped with a fine of 3.3 lakh US dollars, Dawn reported.

The ATC hearing took place at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore, where the convicts are incarcerated.

On May 28, 2010, militants attacked two Ahmadi places of worship in Lahore with guns, grenades and bombs, killing 94 people and wounding over 100, Dawn reported.

The Punjabi Taleban, a local affiliate of Tehrik-e-Taleban Pakistan, claimed responsibility.

The Second Amendment to the 1973 Constitution had declared Ahmadis non-Muslims in Pakistan.



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