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'Taliban kill 'US spy' in Pakistani tribal area'

world Updated: Nov 30, 2008 22:09 IST

Taliban militants hanged and shot dead an Afghan man in a restive Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, accusing him of spying for the US, an official said on Sunday.

"The body of Ajab Khan, 35, was found in the tribal district of North Waziristan today," a local administration official told AFP.

Khan's body had bullet wounds and there was rope tied around his neck, indicating he was hanged and later shot, the official said.

A note found with Khan's body said he had been killed because he was spying for US forces. Militants have killed several people, accusing them of spying on their activities on behalf of the Pakistani government and US forces operating across the border in Afghanistan.

The northwest has been wracked by violence since hundreds of Taliban and Al-Qaeda rebels fled there after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001.