Pro-Russian separatist leader's car 'blown up' in Donetsk

A car bomb has reportedly exploded in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk in an apparent attempt on the life of pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushilin.

The Associated Press reports a spokesman for the self-proclaimed 'People's Republic of Donetsk' saying three of Mr Pushilin's bodyguards had been injured in the attack.

Mr Pushilin himself was not in the vehicle at the time and was unharmed.