If there is any justice in the world this was not just the suspect, but the actual individual. Either way he seems to have done other atrocious acts as well.
Asim Ghafoor died in a shootout with security forces in the southern city of Karachi, police said.
Officials said he was closely linked to Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, on death row for masterminding Pearl's killing.
Police say Ghafoor was a member of at least one banned group, and wanted in connection with other attacks.
These include the May 2002 suicide bombing outside Karachi's Sheraton hotel in which 14 people died, 11 of them French engineers.
He opened fire as he fled but was wounded when police returned fire, and he later died in hospital, said Javed Shah Bokhari, deputy inspector general of Karachi police.
Doctors at the hospitals said he had been shot four times in the chest and near his face.
Tipped by: The Jawa Report
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