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News ID: 6008
Publish Date: 10:58 - 13 January 2015
ISLAMABAD, Jan 13, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistan on Tuesday hanged seven convicted militants across the country, officials said, raising to 16 the number of executions carried out since it lifted a six-year moratorium on the death penalty in December.
 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the moratorium in the aftermath of a brutal Taliban assault on a school in Peshawar that left 150 dead, including 134 children.
The executions came as the US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Pakistan where he has pledged to boost security and intelligence cooperation for Islamabad's fight against militancy.

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