Pakistani militants executed a woman accused of being a spy for the United States and a prostitute, a government official told Reuters on Wednesday.
Though this is the first time a woman has been killed in northwest Pakistan for allegedly spying, the militants said others would face a similar fate. Many men have been executed after being accused of helping U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Reuters reported.
The unidentified woman’s body was found on a roadside near Khar, on the Afghan border, a hotbed for Al Qaeda supporters and Taliban militants. The body was found with a note, Reuters reported.
"She was killed because she was an American spy and a prostitute and those who [are] found doing such activities will face the same fate," the government official told Reuters, referring to the note.
A local villager said the woman had rope marks on her neck, suggesting she had been strangled.