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Alleged US spy killed in Pakistan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Sept 14, IRNA
An Afghan man accused of spying for the United States has been killed by suspected Islamic militants, witnesses said on Sunday.

The bullet-ridden body of Gul Rahim Shah was found in North Waziristan tribal region, believed to be a hideout for al Qaeda and the Taliban.

A note in the native Pashto language was found near the body of the slain man, said that he was spying for the United States and Afghan government.

The note warned that everyone spying for the US or Afghan government will face the same fate.

Militants are blamed for attacking people suspected of spying for US and Pakistani authorities in the region, which borders Afghanistan, and where al Qaeda- and Taliban-linked fighters operate.

Scores of people, including Afghan refugees and Pakistani tribesmen and clerics, have been killed in such attacks in the region in recent years.

Pakistan has deployed some 90,000 troops to its regions bordering Afghanistan, including North Waziristan, to track down militants.

But US and Afghan officials claim militants still have bases in Pakistani territories from where they orchestrate attacks inside Afghanistan.

The US has intensified missile strikes from drones which has created tension between the two governments.


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