American ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, and three officials were killed when a mob attacked the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, the interior ministry said on September 12, 2012. The envoy died when an armed mob protesting against a film deemed offensive to Islam attacked the US mission, just hours after Islamists also stormed Washington's embassy in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Stevens, a career officer with the US foreign service, had been in the country for less than four months after taking up his post in the capital Tripoli in May. AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / US State Department An armed group of Islamic militants, named Islamic Law Defendants, has stormed and killed 4 officials of the US Consulate in Benghazi Libya, one of them being the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens who was there for a short visit. The attack is reported to have occurred overnight when there wasn't enough security support from the government forces to measure up to the shear power of the determined militants. This attack was sparked by a similar event to the US Consulate in Cairo, Egypt, and the cited reason being showing on the internet of a US based film that is said to portray the Prophet Muhammad. It's indeed going to be a tough diplomatic row to settle for the now forming and stabilizing Libyan government.