Wednesday, September 12, 2012

US Ambassador to Libya Killed

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Is Killed in Attack consulate in Benghazi

The American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, left, was killed after militants stormed the consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday, The New York Times reported. At least three of Ambassador Stevens' staff were also killed after militants stormed the consulate, firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

ABC News reported that the attack was launched in revenge for the distribution of a film called Innocence of Muslims, which is being promoted by Terry Jones, the controversial Florida preacher, who is organised a Koran-burning in March 2010.

The U.S. government is worried that retaliatory attacks against U.S. consulates may continue, ABC News reported.

The attack that killed the four State Department employees today was the first murder of a U.S. ambassador in over 20 years. "The last time an American ambassador was killed by terrorists was in 1979, when the envoy to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs, was kidnapped and killed during an attempt to rescue him, according to State Department records," reported CNN."

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