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Army chief confirms death sentences of PIA plane shooter, 8 others

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday confirmed death sentences of nine “hardcore terrorists”, including those who fired at a PIA plane landing at Peshawar Airport in 2014.

A statement released by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the death sentences were handed to those who were involved in “heinous offences” related to terrorism including, killing of innocent civilians, slaughtering of levies officials and attacking armed forces personnel.

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