Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that a team of FBI agents has arrived in Libya to investigate the deaths of four Americans who were killed when the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was overrun last week.
The FBI’s arrival had been delayed by concerns about continued violence in the eastern Libyan city.
U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other State Department employees were killed when a protest linked to an anti-Muslim video turned violent and an armed mob stormed the consulate and set it ablaze.
Libyan officials said that as many as 50 people have been brought in for questioning in connection with the attack. Most of them are regarded as witnesses who were outside the consulate at the time of the protest, the officials said.