Wednesday, September 12, 2012

American Ambassador and 3 Diplomats Killed in Libya - NYTimes.com

American Ambassador and 3 Diplomats Killed in Libya - NYTimes.com

CAIRO — The United States ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed along with three of his staff members in a furious attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday night by an armed mob angry over a short American-made video mocking Islam’s founding prophet, the White House and Libyan officials said on Wednesday.       

In a statement confirming the four fatalities, President Obama said he strongly condemned the killings and had ordered increased security at American diplomatic posts around the world. It was the first death of an American envoy abroad in more than two decades.

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