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A Top TV Anchorman in Pakistan Who Was Shot 3 Times In Assassination Attempt Lives — He Survived Earlier Time Bomb Attempt

Hamid Mir
Hamid Mir. (Screen capture from YouTube video)
By BBC
Police said the attackers opened fire on Hamid Mir's car near the airport.

The presenter for Geo TV received three bullets, but was in a stable condition, the officials added.

There have been previous attempts on the life of Mr Mir, the first journalist to interview Osama bin Laden after 9/11. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries for the media.

The attack has been strongly condemned by Pakistani politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Last month, Mr Sharif pledged to do more to protect journalists in Pakistan.

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