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Daniel Pearl's murderer caught?

Or not?

I can't post the CNN article because it says URL not valid.

So here's another one. I don't know why DL won't let me post a real news article but allow me to post from Radar.

by Anonymousreply 103/19/2013

Pakistan arrests former militant leader over Daniel Pearl killing

Qari Abdul Hai held in Karachi crackdown in connection with 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter

Reuters in Islamabad; guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 19 March 2013 08.32 EDT

Pakistan has arrested a former militant leader in connection with the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, security officials said on Monday.

Qari Abdul Hai, once a leader of the outlawed Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), was arrested on Sunday during a security crackdown in Pakistan's biggest city, Karachi, said the officials.

Pearl, an American, was kidnapped in Karachi while researching a story on Islamist militants in the months after the September 11 2001, attacks on the US.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the al-Qaida militant who claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks, said he beheaded Pearl after his abduction.

It was not clear what role Hai was suspected of playing in the abduction and murder.

The LeJ has emerged as a major security threat in Pakistan. It has claimed responsibility for a series of bombings that killed hundreds of Shia Muslims this year.

Security officials said Hai was linked to several attacks on western targets since Pearl's death.

A Pakistani court sentenced British-born militant Omar Sheikh to death for killing Pearl.

by Anonymousreply 103/19/2013
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