COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa. – A file photo

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Monday confirmed death sentences of 12 hardcore terrorists.

A press release issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the army chief also ratified prison terms awarded to six other convicts.

The military said the convicts were involved in attacks on civilians, armed forces and law enforcement agencies.

These terrorists were also involved in an attack on central imambargah in Parachinar, Kurram Agency, the statement read.

The convicts were involved in killing of eight soldiers and 26 civilians, it added. Those given the capital punishment among those who orchestrated the attack on the Markazi Imam Bargah in Parachinar on March 31 last year in which 23 people were killed.

The terrorists were also involved in killing of 34 people including 26 civilians, eight armed forces and frontier constabulary personnel, as well as, injuring 133 others.

Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession with the convicts tried by special military courts.