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India condemns attack on US consulate in Libya

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 00:08

New Delhi: India Wednesday strongly condemned the attack on the US consulate in Libya that killed Washington`s envoy and other US officials.

"We are deeply shocked at the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi," the external affairs ministry said here.

"India strongly condemns the violent acts which unfortunately resulted in the death of the US ambassador to Libya and other officials," it said.

Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai spoke to US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell and conveyed India`s condolences at the tragic loss of life.

US Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three of his staff were killed as an armed mob apparently incensed over a US-made film critical of Islam attacked the American consulate in Benghazi.

Confirming the four deaths in the attack in the eastern city Tuesday night, US President Barack Obama Wednesday said he strongly condemned the killings and had ordered increased security at American diplomatic posts around the world.


First Published: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 00:08

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