KSM: “I Beheaded Reporter Daniel Pearl”

By Brian Ross And Luis Martinez

Mar 15, 2007 12:11pm

Al Qaeda mastermind Khalid sheik Mohammed admits he personally murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, according to an updated version of his confession released today by the Pentagon. "I decapitated with blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan," Mohammed said in a written declaration submitted to a military tribunal at Guantanamo last weekend. The Pentagon says it initially redacted the confession so that it could notify Pearl’s family before the admission became public. Click Here For A Brief History of Terror: Confessions of the Al Qaeda Mastermind. ABC News had earlier reported that Mohammed, known by the initials KSM, was the person who decapitated Pearl in a video that was distributed worldwide. Click Here for Full Blotter Coverage. "For those who would like to confirm, there are pictures of me on the Iternet holding his head," KSM said in his statement. US officials had told ABC News that identifying marks on the hand of the masked man holding Pearl’s head matched those of KSM. Read the original story

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