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Pakistan PM Abbasi ‘frisked’ at US airport

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KATHMANDU — Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was recently abased down to any regular person at the John F Kennedy airport in New York while on a private visit to the country, as viral video on Youtube show Abbasi being frisked during the security procedure.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, Abbasi can be seen wearing his belt and collecting his coat, that he was reportedly asked to take off for standard security check.

Ditching official customs as a visiting dignitary, that too as a Prime Minister of a nuclear-armed nation, Abbasi can be seen in the video adjusting his t-shirt after getting out of security checks with his jacket and a trolley bag.

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According to Pakistan Geo News, Abbasi was visiting the United States without any security protocol to meet his ailing sister in the US.

Abbasi has a history of making private trips to foreign nations, as according to Geo News, the PM was previously spotted travelling alone at a train station during his visit to Britain.

Geo News also referred to a recent photograph of the Pakistani Prime Minister wearing a simple shawl while cutting his birthday cake. The picture reportedly went viral on social media in the country.

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19 killed in Islamist militant attack on Nigerian village

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MAIDUGURI— At least 19 people have been killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria, a survivor of the attack said.

The militants attacked the village of Mailari in the Guzamala region of Borno state at around 2 am Sunday, according to the survivor, Abatcha Umar.

The strike is the latest blow to Nigeria’s efforts to defeat insurgencies by the Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram group and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA).

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Umar said he had counted 19 people killed. However,an aid worker at a camp that received the survivors, and who declined to be identified, put the death toll at 63.

The Islamist militants had been spotted around the village three days before their attack, said Umar. Locals had warned Nigerian troops stationed in the nearby town of Gudumbali, but no action was taken, he said.

In recent months, the military has suffered its heaviest defeats in years, commanders have been repeatedly replaced, and special forces soldiers have mutinied.

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