Militants kill ‘US spy’ in North Waziristan


Suspected militants in the country’s lawless tribal belt shot dead an Afghan refugee accused of spying for US forces operating in neighbouring Afghanistan, officials said on Friday.
Abdul Rahim was shot dead in Mohammad Khel village south of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan tribal district late on Thursday, a security official told AFP.
A note near his body said that he was an “American spy,” the official said, adding that Rahim had been abducted by militants a few weeks ago and his body had been taken to Afghanistan by relatives.
It was the third such killing in a week near Miranshah and the eighth this year in the tribal areas.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2007

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