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Cult members executed

Several members of a cult that carried out a deadly 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo’s subway were executed on Thursday, Japanese media said, weeks after the group’s leader was hanged.

Public broadcaster NHK said at least two members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult had been executed on Thursday, while other media did not specify a number. Thursday’s executions come after authorities hanged “guru” Shoko Asahara and six of his one-time followers earlier this month, after years on death row.

Those executions left six remaining Aum members on death row. The Aum’s 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway during rush hour killed 13 people and injured thousands more. (AFP)