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Taliban militants kill two US 'spies' in Pakistan: officials

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Dec 21, IRNA
Pakistan-Taliban-US Spies
Taliban militants have killed two Afghan men in Pakistan's troubled tribal belt, accusing them of spying for US forces operating across the border, officials said Sunday.

The executions were the latest in a string of similar killings in the rugged frontier region, a haven for Al-Qaeda and Taliban insurgents intent on destabilizing both Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The militants dumped the bodies of the men, brothers from the neighboring Afghan province of Khost, in the village of Shiratala in the troubled North Waziristan tribal district.

"Both men were shot dead," a security official said.

"They were spies. They had been spying for US forces," said a note found near the bodies early Sunday, according to officials.

Militants have killed dozens of local tribesmen and Afghan nationals on charges of spying, mainly for the Pakistani government or US forces operating in Afghanistan.


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