U.S. Ambassador assassinated in Libya
September 12, 2012
The U.S. ambassador in Libya and three embassy employees were killed in a rocket attack in Benghazi, according to a Libyan official.
Reuters, who had spoken with a source in Libya, reported the death of diplomat Christopher Stevens.
The U.S. ambassador was on his way to a safer place after protesters attacked the U.S. consulate and opened fire in Benghazi, because of a film considered blasphemous to the prophet Mohammed.
Stevens and three other employees were killed when gunmen fired missiles at his car.
The U.S. embassy had sent a military plane to transport the bodies to Tripoli and then to United States.
Christopher Stevens arrived in Tripoli in May 2012 as U.S. ambassador in Libya, but had served twice before in the country.