Reports this morning that the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, has been killed in an attack in Benghazi. Details are still sketchy, but Reuters’ account suggests Stevens and other State Department staff were fleeing the consulate, after the earlier attack on the consulate which killed a staffer, when their car came under rocket attack. Three others were also reportedly killed in the attack on Stevens’ vehicle.
The State Department has not yet confirmed the second attack, or the death of Stevens and the additional staffers.
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