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Libyan officials: US ambassador killed in attack

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Posted: Sep 12, 2012 7:29 AM
Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:29 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: us, ambassador, libya, killed, tripoli, islam, protest, wbrz, louisiana

TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan officials say the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

The officials say Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed Tuesday night when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff. The protesters were firing gunshots and rocket propelled grenades.

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