Pakistani court sentences Americans for terrorism

Media reported that a Pakistani Court on Thursday sentenced five Americans to 10 years in jail after finding them guilty of plotting attacks against the state and funding a terrorist group.

Reportedly, all five men were arrested in December in Sargodha, a town in Pakistan’s eastern province of Punjab, days after they had arrived from the eastern U.S. state of Virginia.

Pakistani Attorney said that the court found them guilty of plotting terrorist. According to him, the defendants were also convicted of treason and sentenced to five years each on that charge. They are being ordered to pay a 70,000-rupee ($800) fine.

According to Pakistani Officials, the young men planned to travel to neighbouring Afghanistan and join up with Taleban-led fighters fighting U.S. and NATO troops.