Agence France-Presse in Lahore

Pakistan hung two convicted militants on Friday in the country's first executions since 2008, officials said, after the government ended a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Taliban school massacre that killed 149 people.

The United States has evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore, citing “specific threats” amid a worldwide alert over al-Qaeda intercepts.

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