US House panel says State Department to hand over documents on Benghazi attacks

House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy arrives for a closed door meeting in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol.
House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy arrives for a closed door meeting in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 attacks on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, said on Monday that the State Department has pledged to hand over 5,000 new pages of documents related to the probe.

"The State Department has informed the Committee it will make a production of approximately 5,000 pages tomorrow - the second largest production the Committee has received and the largest since last summer," Republican Representative Trey Gowdy, the committee's chairman, said in a statement.