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U.S. authorities think alleged 9/11 architect slit reporter's throat

American officials now believe that al-Qaeda operations chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged architect of the 9/11 attacks, executed Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl last year in Pakistan, U.S. authorities said Tuesday. U.S. officials have long suspected that Mohammed, who was captured in Pakistan last March, had some role in Pearl’s slaying. Pearl was kidnapped on Jan. 23, 2002, while on assignment in Karachi. Several weeks later, investigators obtained a videotape showing Pearl’s throat being slit. U.S. authorities who asked not to be identified now say that additional information has emerged that leads investigators to believe that Mohammed cut Pearl’s throat while other unidentified terrorists restrained the reporter. U.S. officials would not elaborate on the information and would not say whether interrogations of Mohammed had yielded more clues about the slaying. Full Story

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