U.S. official says Benghazi consulate was terrorist attack



The assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week in which four Americans died was a “terrorist attack” that may have had an al Qaeda connection, a top U.S. counterterrorism official told Congress on Wednesday.

Rocket-propelled grenades and mortars struck the consulate on September 11, the anniversary of the 2001 attacks on the United States. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died.

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