Libya Makes Arrests For US Embassy Attack


Several people have been arrested in Libya in connection with the attack on the US Benghazi consulate which killed the US ambassador to Libya.

Press TV – Several people have been arrested in Libya in connection with the attack on the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi which killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other consulate staff.

“The interior and justice ministries have begun their investigations and evidence gathering and some people have been arrested,” AFP quoted the Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharef as saying on Thursday.

The Libyan official, however, refused to provide any details regarding the number of people in custody “so as not to hamper the smooth running of the investigation.”

The US consulate incident took place on Tuesday after a group of people held a demonstration against an anti-Islam movie produced in the United States.

US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three staff members of the US consulate were killed during clashes at the consulate building.

Washington has been evacuating most of its diplomatic staff from Libya to Germany following the attack.

US President Barack Obama has also ordered diplomatic missions in other countries to step up security.

Meanwhile, American authorities have been quoted in press reports as saying that the US military is moving a couple of destroyers toward the Libyan coast.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the blasphemous movie has been produced by anti-Islam Israeli-American Sam Bacile.

The report added that, Bacile, a real estate developer, has assumed responsibility for the film, which he said was made thanks to Jewish donations totaling USD 5 million.

The anti-Islam movie has sparked outrage in the Muslim world.

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