Police arrest two, Pearl still missing

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Pakistani police have arrested two more suspects while searching for kidnapped American journalist Daniel Pearl but still have no news about him.

City police chief Nasir Khan Durrani told reporters in Islamabad Sunday that the two men were held in the Pakistani capital earlier this week.


"They made calls to some of the suspects from their cell phone," said Durrani. "We are interrogating them."

Pakistani police have already arrested 16 people, mostly in the southern port city of Karachi where Pearl disappeared on Jan. 23 while trying to interview a radical Muslim leader.

They still have been unable to trace the 38-year old journalist who heads Wall Street Journal's South Asia bureau in Bombay, India, but had temporarily moved to Pakistan to cover the U.S.-led war on terrorism.

The main suspect, Shaikh Omar Saeed, also remains at large. An East Londoner, Saeed studied at the London School of Economics before moving to South Asia where he joined a Muslim militant group called Jaish-e-Mohammed.

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