Friday, 16 January, 2009

Taliban Kill 'U.S. Spy'


The Taliban shot dead a 30-year-old man accused of spying for U.S. forces across the border in Afghanistan, media reports said.

They said the man, who was abducted from Miranshah in North Waziristan a month ago after a suspected American drone attack on a militant hideout in the area, was gunned down before dawn Thursday and his body dumped on a roadside in the same area. A note placed near the body described him as a 'U.S. spy.'

Earlier Wednesday, in North Waziristan, the Taliban released a senior government official who was abducted last month from Mir Ali district.

"Asmatullah Wazir was freed unconditionally last night," a local official said, adding that his release had followed official pressure on his abductors.

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