By the time this article was written, 7 people had been reportedly killed along with 21 injured.
The explosion took place near the Quetta Press Club located on Shahrah-i-Adalat on Monday, confirmed the Balochistan government spokesman Liaqat Shahwani. According to Quetta Civil Hospital spokesperson Waseem Baig, 19 others have been injured in the incident. The blast took place as a demonstration was ongoing near the press club. Several vehicles parked in the vicinity have also been damaged due to the impact of the blast.
Security personnel have cordoned off the area and are conducting a search operation. Officials added that the nature of the blast has not yet been ascertained.
This is a developing story. We will update the article as the situation evolves.