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U.S. Consulate Attack in Benghazi, Libya

Interior Damages

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Interior Damages

The attackers forced their way through the pedestrian gate of the compound and used diesel fuel to set the Libyan barracks ablaze, said Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary of state for international programs. "Two local Libyan security personnel were beaten, and two were shot. We should not lose sight of their service," she said.


Terrorists burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, on Sept. 11, 2012. These new photos were released at a House hearing on the failed security there.

See highlights of the House hearing.

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