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Topic - Tariq Hayat
A former Pakistani spy who helped the Taliban rise to power in Afghanistan has died in militant captivity 10 months after he was seized in northwest Pakistan, a top official said Monday.
As Pakistan delays a long-awaited offensive in North Waziristan, the remote area dubbed the last bastion of indigenous Taliban and al Qaeda, Taliban insurgents are quietly staging a comeback in several districts and territories where the military earlier declared victories.
Mr. Hayat, the government official, said authorities were "sure that he is dead" but that militants still had Mr. Tarar's body.
Sultan Amir Tarar, who as an American ally against Soviet rule in Afghanistan in the 1980s trained at Fort Bragg, N.C., died of a heart attack, said Tariq Hayat, the most senior government representative in the tribal regions.