Taliban gunmen kill 2 alleged US spies in NW Pakistan

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 24, 2010 07:54

Taliban gunmen have shot dead two men they accused of spying for the US in a northwest Pakistani tribal region along the Afghan border, witnesses said Wednesday.

Area resident Akram Ullah said the men's bodies were found together in Mir Ali town in North Waziristan. Each had a note attached that alleged the victim was a spy and threatened other informants with the same fate.

Another resident, Sana Ullah, said one man was a local tribal elder and the other was Afghan.

Terrorists in recent years have killed scores of people they suspected of aiding the US and Pakistani governments. The fear of informants has been heightened by the success of US missile strikes against terrorist targets in the tribal areas.


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