Wednesday, 12 September 2012
US Ambassador to Libya among Four Americans Killed in Benghazi
Unidentified armed men stormed the grounds overnight amid uproar among Muslims over a US-produced film said to insult the Prophet Muhammad.
They shot at buildings and threw handmade bombs into the compound. It is still unclear how the ambassador, J Christopher Stevens, and the others actually died.
Protesters against the film also attacked the US embassy in Cairo on Tuesday night.
In a statement, President Obama condemned the "outrageous attack" on the facility in Benghazi.
"Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi," he said.