After violent assailants killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens last night in Benghazi, new photographs appear to show civilians dragging his unconscious body away from the consulate.
The rioters are reported to have fired gunshots and rocket-propelled grenades at the consulate, angered over an English-language film that mocked the Muslim prophet Muhammad and labeled him a fraud. Twenty attackers stormed the U.S. consulate, burning down at least one building. Stevens reportedly died of “suffocation” when his car was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade at the embassy.
According to the Getty caption for the image below, the photo shows Libyan civilians attempting to help Stevens following the overnight attack.
A second image was posted by Getty, again captioned as Libyan civilians helping an unconscious man identified as 52-year-old Christopher Stevens:
Both photos via AFP/Getty Images
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