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    By Elise Labott, CNN Foreign Affairs Reporter
    updated 9:55 PM EDT, Thu August 8, 2013


    Washington (CNN) -- 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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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
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