ISLAMABAD, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Suspected militants
Sunday killed two men accused of spying for the United States in Pakistan's
tribal region of North Waziristan, local officials and tribesmen said.
Bodies of Afghan nationals Zar Muhammad and Nek
Muhammad were found in the Spin Wam area near a canal, according to the private
NNI news agency.
A note in Pashto language, found near the bodies,
said that they were spying for the United States on local Taliban.
The note warned that anyone spying for the U.S. or
Afghanistan would face the same fate, the news agency said.
The report cited locals as saying that the slain
Afghans belonged to the Khost province, which borders Pakistan's North
They said that five masked men brought them from
other areas and shot them dead in the Pakistani area Sunday.
Local Taliban say that espionage has led to U.S.
missile strikes on the suspected hideouts of the militants.
U.S drones regularly fire missiles on hideouts of
suspected militants in Waziristan tribal regions.
Taliban in Pakistan recently released a video of five
people, who said they were spying on al-Qaeda people on the "instructions of the
army". But the army spokesman has denied the claim and said that Pakistan is not
helping the U.S. in the missile strike and considers such attacks
Pakistan says that U.S. has carried out around 35
missile attacks in the tribal regions since August.
Militants are blamed for attacking people suspected
of spying for the U.S. or Pakistani authorities in the region, which borders
U.S claims that al Qaeda- and Taliban-linked
militants operate from the tribal regions of Pakistan.
Pakistan has deployed around 100,000 troops to its
regions bordering Afghanistan, including North Waziristan, to track down