August 9th, 2013
07:51 AM ET

U.S. evacuates diplomats in Pakistan

The State Department has evacuated most of its diplomats from Lahore, Pakistan in response to a terrorist threat against the U.S. consulate, senior State Department and other senior U.S. officials told CNN.

"We have picked up what we regard as a threat worthy of taking this action," one senior U.S. official told CNN.

The State Department issued an "ordered departure" for all of its diplomats in Lahore Thursday, except for a handful of emergency personnel. The diplomats were moved to Islamabad, the nation's capital, officials said.

A travel warning issued by the State Department said the department "ordered this drawdown due to specific threats concerning the U.S. Consulate in Lahore" and warned U.S. citizens against travel to Pakistan.


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  1. rupert

    @ chrissy. I might break up with banasy.
    Tired of sneaking around behind motels as her side dish.
    If I do break up with, that will give u & me more quality time.

    August 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. piankie

    Whos josh???

    August 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Bored are you @ JR? Lol

    August 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Thats ok, so am i now @ JR, so have a great day!

    August 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kenny Rogers

    * facepalm*

    August 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Josh

    "Our government"? certainly not yours....

    August 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Josh

    Muslim in Pakistan receive billions in dole out from the US and then these Pakistani Muslims threaten the safety of Americans in the Pakistani embassy.

    August 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Also i think ive stated several times just on this thread alone, that we NEED to STOP ALL foreign aid! Maybe you wont have a clue even then! Lol

    August 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Well i see my first post to Josh didnt go thru so ill try again. When you've lost all your civil liberties and/or we are at war with dozens of other countries for no reason pertaining to us, maybe then you will have a clue what ive been talking about!

    August 10, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Also i dont think im very much alone in my mistrust of our government since their approval rating is at an all time low!

    August 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Muslims take money from Americans and then kill Americans. Muslims can not be trusted.

      August 11, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Americans take money from americans and then kill americans! So it really boils down to their all PEOPLE! Does not matter what religion you are!

    August 11, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat


    August 11, 2013 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Poor @Josh
    he wouldn't know of course that we take money from Arabs to keep our economy propped up.

    August 11, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    again being blocked

    August 11, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Just this year alone S.Arabia gave us a 30-60 billion dollars nod to purchase arms and UAE joined in with 1.4 billion.

    August 11, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
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