Pakistan Army Chief Confirms Death Sentences for 9 Militants

January 1, 2016 7:13 AM

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Pakistan's military says the country's army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, has confirmed nine death sentences awarded by military courts over a series of attacks that killed dozens of security officials and civilians in recent years.

In a statement Friday, the military described the nine condemned men as "hardcore terrorists." It says the men include an al-Qaida activist and member of the Pakistani Taliban.

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