ATC hands death penalty to three 2014 Wagah Border blast accused

LAHORE: A special Lahore anti-terrorism court sentenced three men to death for the 2014 suicide attack at the Wagah Border. Over 50 people were killed and 100 injured in the attack.

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The court announced the verdict on Wednesday. It found three men, Haseebullah, Saeed Jhan and Hussain, guilty and sentenced them to death five times. It also imposed 300-year imprisonment and life imprisonment on the men.

They have also been ordered to pay a Rs10 million fine.

Three suspects, Shabbir, Ghulam Hussian, and Nadeem, were acquitted due to lack of evidence.

The 2014 blast targeted a checkpoint at the border, the only crossing border between Pakistan and India. Three Pakistani border force personnel were also killed.

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