COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa. - A file photo

RAWALPINDI: Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentences of 14 hardcore terrorists involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday.

The ISPR said that the terrorists have been awarded death sentence for attacking armed forces, law enforcement agencies (LEAs), killing civilians, and destructing educational institutions, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Hotel Malam Jabba, Swat.

The convicts were involved in the killing of 22 persons including three civilians, 19 security and police officials, and injuring 23 others. Arms and explosives were recovered from the possession of the terrorists, who were all tried by special military courts.

Among them are Rehman Ali, Saifur Rehman, Rehmat Ali and Fazal Mabood were awarded death sentence for the destruction of an educational institution and attacking security and police personnel, which resulted in the death of Naib Subedar Muhammad Hanif along with seven soldiers, a civilian, and injuries to 12 others. They were also found in possession of firearms and explosives.

Irshad Ahmed was affiliated to a proscribed organization who attacked LEAs that resulted in the death of Sepoy Raza Khan. He was also involved in the destruction of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Hotel Malam Jabba, Swat.

Ahmad Hussain was a member of proscribed organisation, and was involved in attacking LEAs, which resulted in the death of Naib Subedar Hussain Faraz along with four officials and injuries to five others. He was also found in possession of firearms.

Bacha Rehman was involved in attacking armed forces personnel, which resulted in the death of Havaldar Muhammad Ilyas along with four soldiers and injuries to six others. He was also found in possession of firearms and explosives.

Muhammad Majeed Khan was involved in the killing of innocent civilians and attacking armed forces personnel, which resulted in the death of Sepoy Asif Mehmood, and injuries to an officer along with two soldiers.

Muhammad Aqil was involved in attacking LEAs, which resulted in the death of Assistant Sub Inspector Noor Zaman along with four officials and injuries to five others. He was also found in possession of firearms.

Saifullah was involved in the destruction of Government Primary School Langar (Swat), and in attacking the armed forces, which resulted in the death of Naik Ghulam Hassan, Sepoy Shoukat Ali, and injuries to two other soldiers. He was also found in possession of firearms and explosives.

Muhammad Sher Ali Khan was involved in attacking the LEAs, which resulted in the death of Sepoy Raza Khan. Muhammad Tariq was involved in attacking armed forces personnel, which resulted in the death of Naik Muhammad Suleman and injuries to another soldier.

Ali Rehman was involved in attacking armed forces personnel, which resulted in the death of Sepoy Shoukat Ali and injuries to another soldier.