PESHAWAR: Speaking to Dawn.com on Tuesday, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed responsibility for the attempt to attack senior journalist Hamid Mir a day earlier and warned of more attacks on anyone pursuing the secular agenda.
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.