It was unclear who was behind the bombing at the Serena Hotel. Police said rescuers transported victims to nearby hospitals. Footage on Pakistan news channels showed burning cars.
In a tweet, Imran said that he was deeply saddened by the loss of innocent lives in the condemnable and cowardly terrorist attack in Quetta.
A Pakistani provincial government minister says a roadside bomb has killed three paramilitary troops and wounded five in the country’s southwest overnight.
The braveheart driver risked his life and drove his burning tanker, laden with more than 44,000 liters of fuel, from a petrol pump to a safer place outside the city.
At least five persons have been injured in Pakistan's Quetta following a blast near the police lines area of the city, the media reported on Sunday, citing an official.
While speaking at the launching ceremony of the Special Technology Zones Authority, Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to them to bury those killed. "If you bury the dead today, I will reach Quetta today.”
The protesters have said they will not bury the miners' bodies until Prime Minister Imran meets them and the killers are brought to justice, continuing their protest on Wednesday for a fourth straight day.
Protesters staged a sit-in after the militant group captured and shot the miners last Sunday in Machh, an area some 30 miles east of Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's trouble Baluchistan province.
The explosion occurred in a suburban neighbourhood in Quetta, Balochistan's capital that is home to several separatist and Islamist insurgencies.