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Pakistan executes two terrorists, presses military offensive
Pakistan executes two terrorists, presses military offensive

Pakistan executed two convicted terrorists on Friday, and the army said it killed 67 militants in an expanding offensive following the massacre of children at an army-run school. The executions were the first carried out against civilians in Pakistan since 2008 and came after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted a moratorium on the death penalty to assuage public calls for swift justice against militants following the attack at the Army Public School in Peshawar that killed 132 children and 16 staff members. Pakistani news media reported that the convicted planner of a 2009 attack on Pakistani army headquarters, known as Dr. Usman, and Arshad Mehmood, who plotted to assassinate former...

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