Geo News anchor Hamid Mir escapes car bomb plot

ISLAMABAD (November 26, 2012): An explosive material packed in a black bag recovered from underneath of senior journalist and anchor person Hamid Mir’s vehicle .

According to Geo News, Hamid Mir went to the nearby market in his car and after returning home, the neighbor’s driver spotted a suspicious bag under his car.

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.

The material included a battery, a 35 no. detonator and ball bearings.

IG Islamabad assured of registering the case and appropriate investigation of the matter.

Speaking to Geo News Hamid Mir said he would continue to raise his voice for truth and justice. Mir said he had gone for some work with his driver and parked his car for a little while when the explosives were placed where he sits.

“Its a message to me as well as Geo and the journalist community in Pakistan,” Mir said.

He is also a news anchor, terrorism expert, and security analyst who regularly participates in international conferences.

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