At this time, we understand that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three American members of his staff were killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Protesters gathered to express their anger over a film that they say ridicules and insults the Prophet Muhammad. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed Tuesday night when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to get his team out of the building after the protest turned violent.
David Kirkpatrick is the Cairo bureau chief for our partner The New York Times. Seraj Elelem is an English teacher who lives in Benghazi. PJ Crowley is a former Department of State spokesperson and is now a professor at George Washington University.