Libya suspect in US consulate attack denies charge
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - A former Libyan militia commander on Wednesday denied charges filed in US federal court accusing him of being involved in an attack that killed a US ambassador and three other Americans.
Ahmed Abu Khattala told The Associated Press that he was not in hiding, nor had he been questioned by Libyan authorities over the Sept 11, 2012, attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. That assault killed US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and sparked Republican-led investigations in Congress over the attack and its aftermath.
Khattala repeatedly has denied being involved in the attack. He did so again on Wednesday when reached by telephone by the AP.
"I am a Libyan citizen and the American government has nothing to do with me," he said. "I am in my city, having a normal life and have no troubles and if they have an inquiry to make, they should get in touch with Libyan authorities."