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Egypt hangs 15 over attacks on security forces: officials

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities on Tuesday executed 15 prisoners convicted of attacks on security forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula, police officials said. The men were hanged in two jails where they had been held since military courts sentenced them for the attacks in the Sinai, where militants are waging an insurgency, the officials said. It was the largest mass execution carried out in the North African country since six convicted militants were hanged in 2015. The hangings come a week after the Islamic State…

Two ‘hardcore terrorists’ hanged in Sahiwal prison

RAWALPINDI:  Two hardcore terrorists belonging to the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were hanged in the high security prison in Sahiwal on Tuesday, said a statement by Inter Services Public Relations. The convicts were tried by military courts and were found involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism including killing of civilians, attacking armed forces, law enforcement agencies, polio vaccination team and employees of a non-governmental organisation. One of the terrorists, Muhammad…

Bangladesh hangs extremist leader over 2005 blast

DHAKA, BANGLADESH: Prison authorities in Bangladesh's southern city of Khulna on Sunday executed a senior extremist whose banned group has been linked to the murder of foreign hostages, police said. Asadul Islam, 42, a leader of the outlawed Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), was hanged for his role in a 2005 blast that killed two judges. Bangladesh has blamed the JMB for a July 1 attack on an upmarket Dhaka cafe in which 22 people, mostly foreign hostages, were shot and hacked to death. "He was hanged to death at…

Eight more murder convicts hanged to death

KARACHI: At least eight murder convicts were hanged to death on Tuesday, officials said, bringing the total number of people executed since the lifting of a moratorium on death penalty in the country to more than 230.