06-12-2021 06:31 AM Jerusalem Timing

Pakistan Army Courts Sentence 11 Taliban Militants to Death

Pakistan Army Courts Sentence 11 Taliban Militants to Death

Pakistan military courts have sentenced eleven Taliban militants to death for terrorism-related offenses, the army said Tuesday.

Security ForcesPakistan military courts have sentenced eleven Taliban militants to death for terrorism-related offenses, the army said Tuesday.

The nation has hanged hundreds of people -- 326 last year alone -- since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in December 2014.

The "hardcore terrorists" had been convicted of offenses including killing and kidnapping civilians, attacks on the armed forces and police, and destruction of schools and communications infrastructure, an army statement said.

The 11 belonged to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan which is waging a bloody insurgency against the military and the government.

Pakistan has been battling a homegrown extremist insurgency for over a decade following its decision to side with the U.S.-led coalition which toppled the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan.