The siege of a hospital in south-western Pakistan has ended after security forces stormed the building.
Pakistan’s interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said forces freed 35 people trapped inside the building, killed four of the attackers and arrested another.
He said four members of the security forces and one top government official died during the violence, which began when attackers set off a bomb in a corridor in the hospital’s emergency department and then took over areas of the hospital.
The interior minister did not have any information on the identity of the attackers, and there has been no claim of responsibility.
The attack happened after two bomb blasts in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan, including one which targeted a bus, killing 11 female students, and another at the hospital.