Al-Qaeda kills 2 in North Waziristan
Suspected Islamic militants shot two tribesmen to death in northwestern Pakistan on suspicion that they were spying for the United States and the Afghan army, according to officials.
Villagers spotted the bullet-riddled bodies of the two men on Sunday in different areas in North Waziristan, a day after both disappeared, said Fida Mohammed, a government administer in the region, which borders Afghanistan.
Mohammed on Sunday identified one of the victims as Qari Jamilur Rahman, an Islamic cleric, whose body was found near a road outside Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan.
A note was left with Rahman's body, which said that anyone spying for the Americans will meet the same fate, Mohammed said.
Mohammed said the body of the other man, identified as Mohammed Yousaf, was found in Macha Madakhel, a North Waziristan village near the Afghan border.
Military officials say the foreign fighters, fighting alongside local supporters, have been attacking security forces and killing tribesmen suspected of cooperating with authorities in the hunt for them.
An intelligence official said on condition of anonymity because of the secretive nature of his job that Yousaf was believed to be working for the Afghan National Army.
Posted by: Dan Darling 2006-03-13