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The Taliban are BACK!

Ok.. if you had any doubt on Taliban’s resurgence in Afghanistan.. well, they are truly BACK!

PAKISTANI Taliban militants decapitated an Afghan accused of spying for US forces and scrawled the word "hypocrite" across his forehead, tribal officials said today.

The man’s remains were found in a sack by the side of the road in the town of Jandola in the troubled South Waziristan tribal region, in the fifth such killing in Pakistan this year, the officials said.

A note in Urdu was pinned to the bag identifying the man as Akhtar Usman, an Afghan, and saying his death “is a result of spying for Americans” across the border in Afghanistan, the officials said.

Local authorities brought the body to their office in Jandola and placed it outside to be formally identified.

Militants last week cut off the hands and feet of a suspected spy in neighbouring North Waziristan. On February 6 the bullet-riddled bodies of two more were found in the same area, while another was killed around February 1.

US Vice-President Dick Cheney visited Pakistan on Monday to urge President Pervez Musharraf to crack down on al-Qaeda and Taliban militants who are allegedly regrouping in the semi-autonomous tribal zone.

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