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US officials: Libyan Benghazi attack leader in custody

The US attorney's office in Washington has said that the Libyan militia leader suspected in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed four Americans is in federal custody.

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Benghazi attack leader pleads not guilty

A Libyan militia leader pleaded not guilty to a terrorism charge relating to the attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

A protester reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames. Credit: REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetor

Ahmed Abu Khatallah arrived at the US District Court in Washington and was charged with providing material support to terrorism at a hearing in US District Court.

US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in the September 11, 2012, Benghazi attack.

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