#AceWorldNews – Update: PAKISTAN: Jan.17:The nineteenth sectarian militant has been executed in Pakistan, as the country continues to deal out justice in the aftermath of the tragic school massacre last month, after lifting a moratorium on death penalties.
The Saturday hanging comes after first being cancelled, but with court later rejecting a pardon offered by the victim’s family, according to officials RT News reported.
Afghan security services also arrested another five men in connection with the massacre at a Pakistan military school last month that killed 150 people, most of them children, officials said Saturday.
The men, all foreigners, helped support the Dec. 16 assault by the Taliban at the Army Public School and College in the city of Peshawar, the three Afghan officials told The Associated Press.
They said the men were arrested in recent weeks near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan.