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."

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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.