Official: Four arrested in connection with attack on US consulate in Libya
The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames Tuesday, September 11.
September 14th, 2012
05:50 AM ET

Official: Four arrested in connection with attack on US consulate in Libya

By the CNN Wire Staff

Four people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead, the president of the parliament's top aide said Friday.

Those arrested were not directly tied to the attacks that resulted in the deaths, Monem Elyasser, the chief aide to Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur, told CNN by telephone.

The announcement came as the United States is struggling to determine whether a militant group planned the attack that killed the four Americans.

Elyasser did not release the identities of the suspects nor did he detail the allegations against the four people in custody.

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  1. Skorpio

    Unless Muslims convert to Christianity the same violence, hatred, discrimination will continue. Muslims should consider converting to ANY Middle Eastern Christian Church both share the same language, culture and traditions EXCEPT the satanic Islamic faith which is the cause of all evil around the world.

    September 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Reply
  2. 2020

    The filmmaker should be held criminally responsible for spreading hatred, per se.

    In this case, he should be charged with reckless led to 4 dead. second degree murder at a minimum

    September 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Reply
  3. Pnm9pnm

    Thay have no confadinics in what thay have or could do because thay did not make themselves some thing else did to steel legally or elegally no matter what thay will come to a end.pnm.

    September 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  4. Pnm9pnm

    Throwe away the key.pnm.

    September 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply
  5. Bg

    These people who made the film are responsible for those deaths. Just stirring up anger towards our military and putting Americans in great danger.

    September 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Reply
    • 2020

      The filmmaker should be held criminally responsible for spreading hatred, per se.

      In this case, he should be charged with reckless led to 4 dead. second degree murder at a minimum

      September 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
  6. saeed

    why would someone insult god the the source of every thing even the universe and the multivers. why i tell usa and british people dont belive in god. they are a weak people one because weak when one stop to belive in the un-understadible the un-comprihendible.

    September 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Reply
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