September 12, 2012
Libyans walk on the grounds of the gutted U.S. consulate Wednesday in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The four Americans and several Libyan security guards were killed when a mob of protesters and gunmen overwhelmed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, setting fire to it in outrage over a film that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
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The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and not a spontaneous mob enraged over an anti-Islam YouTube video.