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Two Pakistanis Executed by Al Qaeda Militants

Islamic militants on the Afghan border shot dead two Pakistani hostages, a government official said Tuesday, a day after the military said it had killed an al Qaeda spy chief. The deaths heighten tension on Pakistan’s remote Afghan border where about 5,000 troops attacked 400 to 500 al Qaeda and other Islamist fighters in a 12-day offensive that ended on Sunday with more than 100 people dead. The hostages, among 14 kidnapped government men, were found in a ditch near a well late Monday, shot in the head and chest, close to Wana in rugged South Waziristan where they worked as district officials, the military said. “They were unarmed,” Mahmood Shah, the region’s security chief, told Reuters. The other 12 hostages, all paramilitary troops, were released unharmed Sunday. Full Story

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