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Pakistan executes man convicted of killing 8 children

A man convicted of killing eight children was executed at a Pakistani prison early Wednesday after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said.

Mohammad Imran was hanged in the eastern city of Lahore in the presence of the father of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari, whose rape and murder in January ignited nationwide outrage. Imran was arrested two weeks after he threw the body into a garbage dump in the city of Kasur in Punjab province.

After his arrest, Imran confessed to the other slayings and was convicted by a court. Other courts later upheld his death sentence.

"Imran was taken to the gallows just before dawn and he has been...

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