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    American nationals in Pakistan should limit trips to markets, restaurants and other public venues during three days of celebrations beginning Sunday to mark the nation’s independence, according to a travel advisory from the US embassy in Islamabad on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Security concerns have also prompted the US embassy in Islamabad to restrict the movement of US personnel beginning on Saturday, the advisory said.

    "We recommend that US citizens establish and maintain vigilant security practices," the advisory stated. "US citizens should monitor Pakistani media reports for the latest security news and situational awareness."

    The report made no mention of Islamic terrorism, despite the fact that about half of the world’s attacks in recent years have occurred in Pakistan, including more than 20 strikes this year alone, according to published reports.

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