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Taliban accepts responsibility of attack bid on Hamid Mir

Peshawar, Nov 27: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan today  claimed responsibility for the attempt to blow up  journalist Hamid Mir's car and warned of more attacks on anyone pursuing what it called the "
India TV News Desk November 27, 2012 16:56 IST
India TV News Desk
Peshawar, Nov 27: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan today  claimed responsibility for the attempt to blow up  journalist Hamid Mir's car and warned of more attacks on anyone pursuing what it called the " secular" agenda.


 
Speaking to Dawn reporter, Ehsan said that Mir was following a secular agenda and was helping those who were working against the principles of Islam adding that their organisation would continue to target all those who were becoming party to propagation against ‘jihad'.
 
The spokesman of the Pakistani Taliban further said that those targeting the Taliban would be targeted with explosives.
 
Hamid Mir, a senior Geo TV anchor was returning to his house in the capital on Monday when a bomb was apparently planted while he stopped at a market for a few minutes.
 
The explosive device in a metal box was found stuck under the front passenger seat of Hamid Mir's car, city police chief Bani Amin said.
 
The bomb disposal squad was immediately called, who successfully defused the bomb containing half a kilogram of explosive material.