Wednesday, 12 September 2012

US Ambassador to Libya among Four Americans Killed in Benghazi

The US ambassador to Libya is among four Americans killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, President Barack Obama has confirmed.

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.

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