At least 15 dead in twin Pakistan blasts
23 June 2017 | 4:36 pm
Two blasts in the northwestern Pakistani town of Parachinar on Friday killed at least 15 people according to local officials. It was the second deadly bomb attack of the day in Pakistan.
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