ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A Pakistani journalist who investigated al-Qaida's alleged infiltration of the navy and told a rights activist he'd been threatened by the country's intelligence agencies was found dead Tuesday. Police said his body showed signs of torture.
Syed Saleem Shahzad's death underscores the dangers of reporting in Pakistan, which in 2010 was called the deadliest country for journalists. It will also increase scrutiny of Pakistan's security agencies, already under domestic pressure since the May 2 U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Shahzad, a correspondent for Asia Times Online and Italian news agency Adnkronos International, went missing late Sunday from Islamabad. A brother-in-law identified his body after it was found outside the capital, six miles from his car. -- AP