Pakistan courts sentence seven to death over Peshawar school massacre

Pakistani military courts have sentenced seven militants to death over a series of attacks, including the assault on an army-run school that killed more than 140 people in December, while another has been sentenced to life in prison.

According to an army statement released on Thursday, six of the men were members of the militant group Tawhid wal-Jihad and the other two were from the Pakistani Taliban and Jaish-e-Mohammad. Pakistan’s chief of army staff, Raheel Sharif, confirmed the sentences although it was unclear when they would be carried out.