Tribesman beheaded by Taliban militants in Pak
Last Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 15:56
Islamabad: Pro-Taliban militants beheaded a tribesman in the restive Khyber tribal region of Pakistan on charges of spying, according to a media report on Thursday.

Militants abducted Rahim Shah, a resident of Bara Qambarkhel, and later dumped his beheaded body in nearby mountains in the remote Tirah valley yesterday.

A letter left with the body alleged that Shah was involved in spying on militants and desecration of places of worship, the Dawn newspaper quoted its sources as saying.

In a separate development, the Manzakhel branch of the Akkakhel tribe has extended its full support to the local peace committee or anti-Taliban militia in its campaign against militants.

The decision was made at a jirga of tribal elders where scores of local armed volunteers joined the peace committee and established several checkpoints to monitor the movements of militants.

The political administration of Khyber Agency and security forces had launched an operation against militants in Akkakhel area few days ago.

Sources said scores of families had moved from the area to safer places due to the fresh offensive and anticipated counter-attacks by militants.


First Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 15:56

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