US Confirms Ambassador Killed in Libya
It has been confirmed that the US ambassador to Libya is among four Americans killed in an attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
Unidentified armed men stormed the grounds on the night of September 11th in a protest over a US-produced film that is said to insult the Prophet Muhammad.
They shot at buildings and threw handmade bombs into the compound.
Protesters also attacked the US embassy in Cairo over the film.
President Obama condemned the “outrageous attack” on the facility in Benghazi.
He said 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.
President Obama also ordered a tightening of security at US diplomatic posts around the globe.
The killing of the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, raises a host of questions about security, the prevalence of armed militias in the country and the whole trajectory of Libya’s democratic project.