Terrorist Attack in Lahore, Pakistan

The United States condemns the appalling terrorist attack that occurred on March 27, in Lahore, Pakistan. The attack, which targeted innocent civilians in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, killed dozens of people and also injured scores.

In a statement, State Department Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Spokesperson affirmed the United States’ support for the people and government of Pakistan. “We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Lahore as they respond to and recover from this terrible tragedy,” he said.

A statement released by Ned Price, the Spokesperson at the National Security Council, similarly condemned the attack and expressed condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured. He stated, “This cowardly act in what has long been a scenic and placid park has killed dozens of innocent civilians and left scores injured.”

Both Spokespersons made clear that attacks like these only deepen our resolve to defeat terrorism around the world and reaffirmed our commitment to working with our partners in Pakistan and across the region to combat the threat of terrorism

In a security message following the attack, the U.S. Consulate General reminded U.S. citizens that there is an active Travel Warning for Pakistan, as well as a worldwide Travel Alert, and that U.S. citizens are urged to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan. The Mission also encouraged U.S. citizens considering travel to or remaining in Pakistan despite these warnings to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and to make them easier to locate in case of an emergency.

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