US consulate attacked in Libya

An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound on September 11th. Armed gunmen attacked the compound, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came under heavy fire. The armed group is said to have been protesting a film being produced in the United States. The incident followed a protest in neighbouring Egypt where demonstrators scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over what they said was a film that insulted Prophet Mohammad.