CNN: American Teacher Shot in Benghazi Days After Al Qaeda Calls for New Attack
CNN reported on Thursday that an American teacher in Benghazi, Libya, was shot and killed just days after a regional Al Qaeda group put out a call for attacks on Western targets. While no group has claimed responsibility for the killing and they caution that this could be a random event, CNN noted that this could be the work of a militant cell.
“The young teacher was exercising his regular routine morning exercises, we’re told, when he was killed,” CNN reporter Nic Robertson said. He added that this may be the result of a call for attacks on Americans from an Al Qaeda operative:
”This comes hard on the heels just a couple of days after Adam Gadahn, the American Al Qaeda spokesman released his 17-minute internet posting in Arabic, calling on Libyans and other Muslims, specifically Libyans, to rise up in vengeance against the United States and Americans in Libya because of what he said was the wrongful arrest about two months ago of Abu al-Nasan Libya.”
CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield cautioned that there has not yet been a claim of responsibility from any group and this attack may not be the result of terrorism.
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