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Description: US official dies in Libya consulate attack in Benghazi.

The US has condemned the attack on its consulate "in the strongest terms"

An American has been killed and at least one other wounded after militiamen stormed the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, officials say.

It is believed the protest was held over a US-produced film that is said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

The building was set on fire after armed men raided the compound with grenades.

Protests have also been held at the US embassy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

In the attack in Benghazi, unidentified armed men stormed the grounds, shooting at buildings and throwing handmade bombs into the compound.

Security forces returned fire but Libyan officials say they were overwhelmed.

"One American official was killed and another injured in the hand. The other staff members were evacuated and are safe and sound," Libya's deputy interior minister Wanis al-Sharif told AFP.

The identity of the US official killed is not yet known. The consular worker was reported to have been shot.


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  • Heretikos#

    Heretikos September 14, 2012 12:32:09 AM CEST

    You mean killed by the al-CIA-da that he helped take over that country? Hell man, even an al-CIA-da flag hangs in that very city.

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