US orders evacuation of non-essential staff from consulate in Lahore over terror threat

ObamaThe USA said it had credible threat information specific to the Consulate in Lahore.

The American 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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