Clashes at US consulate in eastern Libyan city
11 September 2012 23:34
BENGHAZI, Libya - Armed gunmen and security forces clashed at the US consulate office in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a security official said.
"There are fierce clashes between the Libyan army and an armed militia outside the US consulate," Abdel-Monen Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that roads had been closed off and security forces were surrounding the building.
A US embassy source said there had been "an attack" on the diplomatic office in Benghazi, but gave no further details.