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Senior Pak scribe Hamid Mir escapes bid on life

Monday, 26 November 2012 - 2:25pm IST Updated: Monday, 26 November 2012 - 4:26pm IST | Place: ISLAMABAD | Agency: PTI
Mir escaped a bid on his life as an improvised explosive device was found planted under his car. A bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse the bomb.

A top Pakistani television anchor on Monday escaped a bid on his life as an improvised explosive device was found planted under his car.

A bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse the bomb that was found under Geo News anchor Hamid Mir's car by his driver.

The driver spotted the IED after Mir returned to his home in Islamabad from a nearby market.

The bomb, hidden in a black bag and packed into a tin, contained a locally made explosive, a detonator and a battery, the channel reported.

It aired footage of a member of the bomb disposal squad, clad in protective clothing, defusing the bomb.

No group claimed responsibility for the attempt on the life of Mir, who hosts a night-time talk show on Geo News.




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