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Pakistani Taliban stage public execution

Pro-Taliban rebels held a public execution in northwest Pakistan, allowing relatives of two murdered men to shoot the alleged killer with a Kalashnikov, witnesses and officials said. Around 200 villagers watched the blindfolded man executed under Islamic Sharia law, residents said, in one of the first incidents of its kind in Pakistan’s restive tribal belt bordering Afghanistan. Officials and analysts have said they fear the rugged tribal belt where Pakistani forces have fought major battles with Islamic militants is becoming increasingly “Talibanized”. Full Story

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