Source AP ©

Two men arrested for killing US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002

Police arrested two suspected militants wanted for the 2002 kidnapping and murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, an official said Tuesday.

Attaur Rehman and Faisal Bhatti were arrested Monday in Kashmor, a town some 500 kilometers (300 miles) northeast of Karachi, said Saghir Mugheri, a local police officer.

Mugheri said both men were alleged members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a militant organization linked to al-Qaida. He said they were suspected of involvement in the kidnapping and murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter, but did not elaborate.

Mugheri said police seized them in a car traveling toward Baluchistan province, and weapons and explosives were found in the vehicle.

Pearl was abducted from Karachi in January 2002 while researching a story on Islamic militancy. His remains were later found in a shallow grave in Karachi's eastern outskirts.

Pakistan has convicted several men for links to Pearl's killing.

British-born Islamic militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Shaikh was sentenced to death in July 2002 and his three accomplices were given life prison terms. Their appeals are pending before the Sindh High Court.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - al-Qaida's No. 3 leader, who was caught in Pakistan and is now being held at the U.S. prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - said he personally beheaded Pearl, according to a partial Pentagon transcript of his testimony at a military tribunal.

Comments
USA prepares Russia's neighbours for WWIII
U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together
Keys to understanding the world from Feminism - Science and Feminism
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together
U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
Turkey invades Syria to Moscow's and Washington's silent consent
U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea
Sanctioned and isolated, Russians take palm of global leadership away from Americans
Sanctioned and isolated, Russians take palm of global leadership away from Americans
Sanctioned and isolated, Russians take palm of global leadership away from Americans
Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991
Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991
U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea
Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991
Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991