U.S. Ambassador to Libya Killed

    An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. An armed mob protesting over a film they said offended Islam, attacked the US consulate in Benghazi and set fire to the building, killing one American, witnesses and officials said.          AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/GettyImages)

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    The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other members of the embassy staff were killed after the protesters threw rockets at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday. Riots have cropped up in Benghazi and in Cairo over an amateur U.S. film that is seen as being offensive to Islam. President Obama "strongly condemned the outrageous attack" while U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed "profound sadness." The ambassador, Christopher Stevens, was paying a short visit to Benghazi when the consulate came under attack. He reportedly died from smoke inhalation after rocket-propelled grenades were thrown at the building and it caught fire. An angry mob stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, pulling down the American flag and then attempting to burn it outside the embassy walls.

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