Pakistani authorities executed four men for involvement in the massacre of 134 children at an army-run school last year in the northwestern city of Peshawar, media and security sources said.
The execution came on Wednesday, after the four men were convicted or murder in August 13. The hangings were also the first execution of civilians by Pakistan's military courts.
After the gruesome massacre, a constitutional amendment was in order to allow the military to go ahead with the court ruling.
Three security sources confirmed the execution to Reuters, two of whom are based in Kohat, where the men were hanged early in the morning at the city's civilian-run central jail.
The executed convicts were said to belong to the “Tawhid wal Jihad Group (TWG)”, a heretofore unknown faction of the Pakistani Taliban.