Updated September 12, 2012 10:14 AM
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Libyan officials say the US Ambassador to Libya and three senior security officials were killed Tuesday night. They were trying to evacuate the consulate in Benghazi, when they were attacked by angry protesters. AP video (Sept. 12)
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in eastern Libya should "shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world."
Clinton says the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff was committed by a "small and savage group" of militants, not by the people or government of Libya.
She said Wednesday there was no justification for the attack, and decried violent extremism.
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