Officials in Pakistan say suspected pro-Taleban militants have killed an elderly tribal leader for allegedly spying for U.S.-led forces operating in neighboring Afghanistan.
The officials said Saturday they found the bullet-riddled body of Rahim Jan in the tribal northwestern region of North Waziristan. He was 70 years old.
A note found on the body said anyone else caught for spying would face a similar fate.
The volatile North Waziristan region is a known hideout for Taleban remnants.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf signed a ceasefire accord Tuesday with tribal militants in the region. Under the deal, Pakistan's military will stop its crackdown in the border region if the militants disarm or expel foreign al-Qaida-linked fighters and stop attacks within Pakistan and in Afghanistan.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.