Shoko Asahara, founder of Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinri Kyo, executed along with other members

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The leader of the Japanese doomsday cult behind the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway has been executed along with other members.

Shoko Asahara, 63, was the mastermind behind the deadly attack that killed 13 people and injured 6,000 23 years ago.

The Aum Shinri Kyo cult began as a spiritual group mixing Hindu and Buddhist beliefs in the 1980s but they became obsessed with Armageddon.

The cult – which once had 10,000 members in Japan and boasted of another 30,000 in Russia – amassed an arsenal of chemical, biological and conventional weapons in anticipation of a final showdown with the government.

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