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Pakistani activists accuse outed US spy of murder

November 28, 2013 • World News


Shireen Mazari, center, information secretary of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, addresses a news conference with party officials in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. A political party opposed to U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan revealed what it said was the name of the top CIA spy in the country on Wednesday and called for him and the head of the agency to be tried for a recent missile strike. Pakistani police and intelligence officials have said the attack on an Islamic seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district on Nov. 21 killed five people. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Rising anger over deadly drone attacks spurred a Pakistani political party Wednesday to reveal the secret identity of what it said was the top U.S. spy in the country. It demanded he be tried for murder, another blow to already jagged relations between the two nations.

A pair of U.S. missile strikes in recent weeks — including one that killed the Pakistani Taliban’s leader as the government prepared to invite him to hold peace talks — has increased simmering tensions between Washington and Islamabad after years of public fury over the covert attacks. The apparent disclosure of the top CIA officer’s name will almost certainly strain the fragile diplomacy that the U.S. is relying upon to help negotiate an end to the war in neighboring Afghanistan.

It was the second time in recent years that Pakistanis opposed to drone strikes targeting Islamic militants have claimed to have revealed the identity of the top CIA spy in the country.

In a letter to Pakistani police, Shireen Mazari, the information secretary of political party Tehreek-e-Insaf, called for the CIA station chief in Islamabad and CIA Director John Login to read more

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