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Pro-Taliban militants kill security man on espionage charges

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Dec 18, IRNA
Suspected pro-Taliban militants have killed a Pakistani security man accused of being a US spy in the tribal region near the Afghan border, local officials said on Wednesday.

Body of Ismail Khan was found near Wana, center of South Waziristan, on Wednesday, the officials told IRNA.

A note in local Pashtoo language found near the body read: "He was spying for the US."
The note warned that those who will work for America will meet the same fate.

According to local witnesses, masked men had abducted Ismail Khan from Wana a few days ago.

During the past four days, it was the second such incident in the Waziristan tribal region.

Earlier, militants in North Waziristan killed two Afghan nationals on charges of espionage for the US.

After the US-led forces overthrew the Taliban in late 2001, many al-Qaeda militants and members of the Taliban have fled into Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal lands from Afghanistan.

Pakistan, a major US ally in the war on terror, has been trying to clear foreign militants out of the area and pacify their Pakistani allies over the past three years.

Hundreds of people have been killed in clashes.


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