Benghazi attack suspect in custody

Benghazi Libya Consulate aftermath

WASHINGTON, D.C. — One of the man suspects in planning the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi has been taken into custody.

Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured in Libya near Benghazi by American troops.

Khattala is the first person to be taken into custody and held accountable for the attack where four Americans were killed.

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed as was State Department security official Sean Smith.

Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both CIA contractors, were also killed.

The Obama administration has been heavily criticized for the lack of security at the facility and for saying a YouTube video caused the attack, rather than a planned terror attack.

It is believed the topic will haunt Hillary Clinton, who was Secretary of State at the time, if she decides to run for president.



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