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Pakistani television anchor survives attempted bombing

ISLAMABAD — Police defused a bomb Monday planted under the car of Hamid Mir of Geo Television, a prominent Pakistani anchor who was threatened by the Taliban for his coverage of a schoolgirl shot by the militants, police said.

The bomb was made up of a pound of explosives stuffed in a tin can, said Bani Amin, the police chief in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, where the episode occurred. The device was placed in a bag and attached to the bottom of Mir’s car, said Amin.

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