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

The US asked its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan following a threat.

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.