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Taliban publicly 'blow up' two 'US spies'

July 17, 2010 13:34 IST

In yet another show of its 'barbaric' justice, the Taliban blew up two alleged United States spies in a village near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan in Pakistan.

According to reports, the Taliban strapped explosives to two tribal men, who were accused of spying for the US, and blew them in full public view.

"Taliban terrorists strapped explosive material to their bodies and blew them up publicly," a local administrative official in Miranshah said on conditions of anonymity.

The Taliban has carried dozens of public executions of people accused of spying for foreign forces in the ungoverned tribal regions in Pakistan along the Afghanistan border.

Under Taliban laws, the relatives of their victims publicly execute murderers. Adulterers are stoned to death and the limbs of thieves are amputated. Lesser crimes are punished by public beatings.    

Source: ANI