Video: US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens Murdered by Muslims after Violent Protests part of Libya expels Benghazi security chiefs over US Consulate attack

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US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens Murdered by Muslims after Violent Protests

(ABC News) September 12, 2012 - US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed by a group of Libyan militants who stormed the US consulate in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today. Stevens, 52, died Tuesday night as 20 gun-wielding attackers descended on the US consulate, firing automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, Libya's Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif told a news conference in Benghazi. A US official told ABC News the attack was pre-planned. Nearly a dozen Americans were inside the consulate at the time, guarded by Libyan security. For nearly 20 minutes the Libyan guards exchanged fire with the attackers, who hurled a firebomb inside. The militants burned down at least one building in the attack and the ambassador was inside that building and died of smoke inhalation, a senior US official told ABC News. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and two other Americans who have not yet been publically identified also died from smoke inhalation during the attack, officials said. US officials are still making next of kin notifications. A fifth American was badly injured by a mortar or a rocket-propelled grenade. Clinton praised Stevens, who began working in Libya during the revolt against Moammar Gadhafi. "He risked his life to stop a tyrant and gave his life trying to build a better Libya," she said. The attack on the consulate in Benghazi came shortly after protesters in Cairo, Egypt, scaled the walls of the <b>...</b>
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