Pakistani police say Taliban militants have killed two Afghan nationals for allegedly acting as spies for U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Police say they found the bullet-ridden bodies of two brothers Sunday in a village located in Pakistan's lawless tribal region of North Waziristan.
Police say a note found with the bodies said the two men were spies from the neighboring Afghan province of Khost.
U.S.-led forces toppled the hard-line Taliban regime in Afghanistan in 2001. Many militants fled to Pakistan after the attack and continue to stage attacks across the border.
The U.S. has responded to the Taliban's threats with occasional missile strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas, which has prompted outcries from Pakistani citizens.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.