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US Libyan consulate attack: Timeline of events

Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened during Tuesday's US consulate attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

They are trying to establish whether the assault was planned or spontaneous. Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif has told reporters he believes militants used an anti-US protest as cover for the attack, and may have had help from inside the country's security services.

Here is the timeline of events that US officials believe led to the death of US ambassador Christopher Stevens, his state department colleague Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

10pm: Attackers open fire at the consulate, which has a main building and a smaller annex.

10.15pm: The assailants gain entry to the complex and the main building is engulfed in flames.

Many of those trapped inside escape but Ambassador Stevens,

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Added: Sep-14-2012 Occurred On: Sep-14-2012
By: anglosaxonwarlord
Regional News, Other News, Other Middle East
Tags: time, line, libyan, benghazie, murder, ambassador, stevens,
Location: Benghazi, Banghazi, Libya (load item map)
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