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I forgot all about this attack.

Japan has executed the remaining members of a cult behind the deadly 1995 Sarin attack on the Tokyo subway.

The six men were the last members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult on death row, and were executed on Thursday, the justice ministry said.

Seven others responsible for the attack, including leader Shoko Asahara, were put to death earlier this month.

The Sarin attack, Japan's worst terror incident, killed 13 people and injured thousands more.

The cult was accused of several other murders and an earlier Sarin gas attack in 1994 which killed eight and left 600 injured.

Those put to death on Thursday included a key Aum Shinrikyo recruiter and cult members who released the nerve gas in train carriages, reported Japanese broadcaster NHK.

The execution of all 12 cult members involved in the attack as well as Asahara had been postponed until their final appeals were completed, which happened in January.
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