Angry protesters attacked U.S. diplomatic compounds in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday, citing in both instances an online film considered offensive to Islam.
The Libyan government notified the United States that an employee at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was killed, a State Department official told CNN. The State Department does not have independent confirmation of the death.
Egyptian groups point to U.S. websites, including YouTube, that have scenes from the film. Some anti-Muslim blogs also have flagged the movie. It was not clear late Tuesday who produced the film and under what auspices.
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