The Straits Times
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Published on Sep 12, 2012
 

US envoy and 3 consulate officials killed in Benghazi: Libya

 
 

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) - The American ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, and three officials were killed when a mob attacked the United States (US) consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

"The ambassador was killed along with three other officials," said Mr Wanis al-Sharif, the deputy minister of the interior. Mr Stevens' death in Tuesday's attack was confirmed in a tweet by Mustafa Abu Shagur, the deputy prime minister.