30 Jun 2013

Blast kills at least 14 people in Peshawar in Pakistan

9:20 pm on 30 June 2013

A powerful blast has killed at least 14 people in the north-western city of Peshawar in Pakistan.

Officials say the bomb attack was aimed at a convoy of security forces.

The BBC reports that at least 25 people were wounded, and vehicles and shops damaged.

Peshawar is on the edge of Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal region - the main militant haven from which attacks are often launched.

It has been hit by dozens of bombings and killings over recent years.