Official: Terrorists Behind Libya Attack

The attack on an American consulate that left three dead on Sept. 11 was dubbed an act of terrorism by a top official at a Senate hearing Wednesday. “They were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy,” said Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen. While officials suspect an al Queda connection, Olsen stressed that “what we don‘t have at this point is specific intelligence that there was a significant advance planning or coordination for this attack.” Senior Libyan officials have said they believe the attack was premeditated, but the United States says it will continue to investigate the day‘s events before drawing that conclusion.