US pulls diplomats from consulate in Pakistan amid terror threat

August 9, 2013 06:25

WASHINGTON - The US State Department said on Thursday it had ordered the evacuation of all non-essential staff from the US consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, following a terrorism threat."We are undertaking this drawdown due to concerns about credible threat information specific to the US Consulate in Lahore," a senior State Department official said in a statement.

The State Department also warned US citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan following the threat.

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