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Militants kill 'US spy' in Pakistani tribal area: official

Pro-Taliban militants shot dead a man in a Pakistani tribal area after accusing him of spying for US forces.

world Updated: May 14, 2008 14:53 IST

Pro-Taliban militants shot dead a man in a Pakistani tribal area after accusing him of spying for US forces across the border in Afghanistan, an official said on Wedensday.

The body of the unidentified bearded man was found lying in an open area outside Naurak village in the restive North Waziristan district, a security official told AFP.

"The body had bullet wounds and a deep cut on the throat," the official said.

A note found near the body said the man was a "US spy" and had been punished because he was spying on "mujahedin" (holy warriors) activities in the area, he said.

Militants have killed several tribesmen in recent months, accusing them of spying for the US-led coalition forces across the border.

The rugged tribal region is a known hub of Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants who are accused by the US and Afghan governments of using the area to launch cross border attacks on international coalition troops deployed in Afghanistan.