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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir shot in ambush incident

Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 6:31pm IST | Place: ISLAMABAD | Agency: DNA Web Team

Pakistani senior journalist Hamid Mir of Geo News was injured in a firing incident in Karachi on Saturday as reported  by Geo News. 

According to reports, unknown armed men ambushed Mir’s vehicle at Natha Khan bridge. He received bullet injuries and was shifted to a private hospital.

Geo News Islamabad bureau chief, Rana Jawad said Hamid Mir spoke to him after being attacked and said that the gunmen were following him and continue to fire at the car.

Geo News reporter Afzal Nadeem Dogar said Hamid Mir was traveling from Karachi airport to the Geo office when he was attacked.

Four gunmen riding two motorcycles opened fire on Hamid Mir’s car a few kilometers away from the Airport police station.

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According to reports, gunmen continued to fire on Hamid Mir’s car from near the airport to Karsaz which is a distance of approximately 6 kilometers.

In November 2012, explosives were found under the vehicle of Mir in Islamabad when he had gone for some work with his driver and parked his car for a little.

The bomb disposal squad was immediately called in to remove the bag after which it was revealed that the bag contained half kilograms of explosive material that was diffused by the squad.


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