INTERPOL condemns murder of US ambassador in Libya

13 September 2012

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has condemned Tuesday’s attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in which the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other American nationals were killed.

“This attack on a diplomatic mission left innocent people dead, it is a crime which will have appalled citizens of all nations. INTERPOL expresses its condolences with the families of the victims and condemns this criminal attack in the strongest terms," said Mr Noble.

The Head of INTERPOL said it was especially poignant that the attack against the US mission came on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Reports say the attackers sprayed the building with bullets before throwing a bomb inside the diplomatic compound.