"We are heartbroken by this terrible loss."
September 12, 2012 4:36 AM Subscribe
U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens Killed in Consulate Attack in Benghazi
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: "Stevens, 52, was killed on Tuesday as 20 gun-wielding attackers stormed the U.S. consulate, angry about an American made film that depicts Prophet Mohammad as a fraud and womanizer."
"Anger over the film that some believe insults the Prophet Muhammad also provoked protests in Cairo Tuesday, where demonstrators climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy, took down the American flag and replaced it with a black flag. A senior U.S. senior official told ABC News they are on alert throughout the region and fear there could be more attacks to come." Romney and Obama
are already warring over a statement
released by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
Terry Jones, known for burning the Koran
) is behind the film
that allegedly provoked the attack.
Secretary Clinton and the State Department
: "Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind."
Stevens is believed to be the first U.S. ambassador killed on duty since Ambassador Adolph Dubs
was killed in Afghanistan in 1979.