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Violence in Pakistan as U.S. orders staff out of consulate

Friday, August 09, 2013 - 00:54

Aug. 9 - The U.S. ordered all non-essential staff at the consulate in Lahore to evacuate due to a security threat amid rising violence inside Pakistan. Deborah Gembara reports.

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The Muslim holy day of Eid saw blood in many of Pakistan's major cities. It Quetta, gunman fired on a politician's car killing nine people while in Islamabad, a would-be suicide bomber was shot dead inside a mosque. It was against this backdrop that the U.S. ordered none-essential staff at the consulate in Lahore to evacuate. The state department offered no details about the threat that prompted the decision but are warning Americans to stay out of Pakistan. At least eleven people were killed and 30 were wounded in the country on Friday, just the latest in the country's already shaky security situation --- one which many say has only grown worse since Prime Minister Nawaz took office two months ago.

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Violence in Pakistan as U.S. orders staff out of consulate

Friday, August 09, 2013 - 00:54