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Revealed: Inside Story Of U.S. Envoy's Assassination

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A burnt car in front of U.S. consulate, after an attack that killed four Americans on Tuesday, in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)
A burnt car in front of U.S. consulate, after an attack that killed four Americans on Tuesday, in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.

American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.

Read the whole story at The Independent