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Taliban execute two tribesmen in NW Pakistan

The Taliban in northwest Pakistan publicly executed two tribesmen accused of spying for the US by detonating explosives strapped to their bodies today.

world Updated: Jul 16, 2010 22:22 IST

The Taliban in northwest Pakistan publicly executed two tribesmen accused of spying for the US by detonating explosives strapped to their bodies on Friday.

The tribesmen, whose identity could not be ascertained, were killed this evening before a large gathering at Degan village in Datta Khel sub-division, a Taliban stronghold in the volatile North Waziristan Agency.

The militants had accused the two men of having links with the US, a source close to the Taliban said.

They were arrested and "tried" by a Taliban court, which sentenced them to death.

The Taliban have in recent months executed several men who were accused of being US spies after a series of drone strikes in the tribal region.