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Two Alleged U.S. Spies Killed In Northwest Pakistan --> (RFE/RL) August 12, 2007 -- Suspected Islamist militants have killed two Afghan men in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region near Afghanistan.

Local officials said today that two notes found with the dead bodies indicate that the two men were suspected of spying for the United States.

Residents found the beheaded and limbless body of one man on the outskirts of the town of Miran Shah.

The body of another man was found in the town of Datta Khel. It is unclear whether the second man was beheaded or shot.


The Afghan Insurgency

A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)

HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.


Listen to the entire briefing (about 83 minutes):
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