A bomb explosion at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, has killed five people and wounded 12.
The Pakistani Taliban said it was behind the blast in the car park of the Serena Hotel, and that it had targeted police officers and other officials.
A Taliban spokesman described it as an attack by a suicide bomber using a car filled with explosives.
Initial reports had suggested the target was China’s ambassador.
Ambassador Nong Rong is understood to be in Quetta