A powerful bomb exploded in the parking area of a luxury hotel in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding nine, police said.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the bombing at the Serena Hotel.
Police said rescuers took victims to nearby hospitals. Footage on Pakistan news channels showed burning cars.
Liaquat Shahwani, a provincial government spokesman, called the bombing an act of terrorism.
“Enemies of Pakistan are behind today’s attack,” Mr Shahwani said.
Security troops were rushing to the hotel and no one was being allowed to go near the site of the blast.
Senior police official Azhar Akram said some of the wounded were in critical condition. Mr Akram said police were still investigating.
Wasim Beg, a spokesman at the provincial health department, said four people died and 12 were wounded.
The nation press