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Libya sacks Benghazi security chiefs after US attack

Published on Sep 17, 2012 10:44 PM

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) - Libya's interior minister has sacked Benghazi security chiefs after last week's deadly attack on the US consulate in the eastern city, according to official statements seen on Monday by AFP.

Deputy interior minister for the eastern region, Mr Wanis al-Sharef, and the head of national security for Benghazi, Hussein Bou Hmida, were both replaced, said two separate statements dated Sept 12, a day after the attack.

Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed as the Benghazi consulate came under fire from rocket-propelled grenades during a protest against an anti-Islam film made in America.

General Bou Hmida would be replaced by Colonel Salaheddin Doghman who would also temporarily fill in for Mr Sharef until his successor is found, according to the texts signed by Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelali.

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