The notes warned that anyone that was found spying for the US, the Pakistan Army and Afghanistan would also be killed. According to the notes the men had ‘confessed’ to spying on the Taliban.
Times of India reports:
“This is the first time in South Waziristan that militants have made confession videos. Before they just used to put notes on the bodies of alleged spies,” Allahbagh Khan, a local administration official, said.
Afghan refugee Sher Khan and Pakistani tribal elder Nazar Jan were found in different locations an hour after the body of local tribesman Tahir Khan had been dumped in a bazaar in Wana.
It is common for Islamist militants to kidnap and kill local tribesmen or Afghan refugees as spies.