Pakistani tribesmen execute two alleged militants and display bodies in public

A government official says Pakistani tribesmen have shot dead two militants and hung their bodies from an electricity pole in a region bordering Afghanistan where insurgent activity is on the upswing.

The incident comes as authorities probe reports that Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud died in a US missile strike elsewhere in the northwest.

Official Abdul Malik says the bodies were displayed Tuesday in the Inayat Kali area in Bajur tribal region.

Bajur was the focus of a previous Pakistani army offensive that seemed largely successful in clearing out the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. But insurgents have recently staged a comeback.

Malik also said security forces had killed eight more militants in overnight raids in the region.

 

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