Islamabad: A top Pakistani television anchor on Monday escaped a bid on his life as an improvised explosive device (IED) was found planted under his car.
    
A bomb disposal squad was called in to defuse the bomb that was found under car of Geo News anchor Hamid Mir.
    
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 attack on Hamid Mir, who hosts a night-time talk show on Geo News.

(Agencies)

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