Update 2020-02-17: Pakistani security authorities announced on Monday (17 January), that the explosion was a suicide bombing. The attacker blew himself up during a rally by the group Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) when he was stopped at a roadblock by security forces. Eight people, including two security forces, were killed in the attack and at least 21 others were injured.
2020-02-17: According to reports on Monday (17 February), at least seven people were killed in an explosion during a demonstration near the Quetta Press Club in the town of Quetta in the west of the country. At least 19 people were injured. The background to the explosion was initially unclear.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.