Three awarded death for 2014 suicide attack at Wagah border

By: News Desk
Published: 12:50 PM, 19 Feb, 2020
Three awarded death for 2014 suicide attack at Wagah border
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An anti-terrorism court in Lahore has awarded death sentences to three terrorists for carrying out a suicide bomb attack at Wagah border in 2014.

Announcing the verdict on Wednesday, the court handed down death penalty to the three terrorists five times each, besides life sentences 24 times each. In addition, each culprit must pay a fine of Rs1 million each.

The collective money of three million rupees will be distributed among the relatives of those killed in the bomb blast.

ATC judge Ijaz Ahmed Butter gave the verdict after hearing testimonies of 101 witnesses.

More than 60 people had been killed and at least 100 injured in the suicide bombing on November 3, 2014. The Pakistani Taliban claimed the responsibility for the attack, although other militant groups - including Jundullah - also said they were responsible.

The Wagah crossing was a high-profile target, with large crowds gathering every day to watch an elaborate flag-lowering ceremony as the border closes.