The American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, is among four Americans killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, President Barack Obama has confirmed.
Unidentified armed men stormed the grounds overnight amid uproar among Muslims over a US-produced film said to insult the Prophet Muhammad.
They shot at buildings and threw handmade bombs into the compound.
The US is deploying a marine anti-terrorism team to Libya to bolster security after the attack, a US defense source told reporters in Washington.
Libya’s interim leader, Mohammed Magarief, apologized to the US over the killings, which he called “cowardly criminal acts”.
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