U.S. Ambassador Murdered by Muslims

(ABC News) September 12, 2012 - U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed by a group of Libyan militants who stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today. Stevens, 52, died Tuesday night as 20 gun-wielding attackers descended on the U.S. consulate, firing automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, Libya's Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif told a news conference in Benghazi. A U.S. official told ABC News the attack was pre-planned. Nearly a dozen Americans were inside the consulate at the time, guarded by Libyan security. For nearly 20 minutes the Libyan guards exchanged fire with the attackers, who hurled a firebomb inside. The militants burned down at least one building in the attack and the ambassador was inside that building and died of smoke inhalation, a senior U.S. official told ABC News.


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