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US Consulate in Libya Attacked, American Killed

by AP posted Sep 12 2012 6:55AM

<VIDEO>      TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libyan officials say the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
     The officials say Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed Tuesday night when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff. The protesters were firing gunshots and rocket propelled grenades.
     All of the officials - three in all - hold senior security positions in Benghazi.
     They are deputy interior minister for eastern Libya Wanis al-Sharaf; Benghazi security chief Abdel-Basit Haroun; and Benghazi city council and security official Ahmed Bousinia.
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09/12/2012 6:54AM
US Consulate in Libya Attacked, American Killed
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