ISLAMABAD – The Capital Police found explosive material attached with the underbelly of a vehicle in use of an Islamabad-based anchor of a private news channel.

According to a senior police official, a little bomb was found placed under the car of Hamid Mir, the anchor of a private TV channel, which could have damaged the car if detonated.

Police told media that Hamid’s driver spotted a mysterious box intact in the underbelly the vehicle and informed his boss about the suspicious black bag. Reportedly, the anchor immediately called the police and Bomb Disposal Squad that reached the spot and disposed of the bomb.

The Islamabad police chief told the media that a detonator was attached to the explosive material that could not be detonated due to electrical fault.

It is still a mystery that who had attempted to take the anchor’s life.

Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has condemned the attack and announced to give foolproof security to Hamid.

“FC and Islamabad police would be given responsibility of providing security to him. In the meanwhile, investigation has been started in the case,” Rehman Malik told the media.