Suspect in Benghazi Attack Dies in Raid

He was killed by his own bomb in Cairo, security officials say

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 25, 2012 10:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Libyan man suspected of taking part in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has died during a raid by Egyptian security forces, reports Reuters. Karim Ahmed Essam el-Azizi was killed by a bomb he was trying to use against the forces. Four others were detained in the raid, which targeted el-Azizi and others suspected to have links to al-Qaeda. It's unclear what role he played in the September 11 attack in Benghazi, but security forces said they found bombs and weapons at an apartment he had been renting in Cairo's Nasr City. Click to read about another suspect who's been arrested.

A Libyan man investigates the inside of the  U.S. Consulate, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
A Libyan man investigates the inside of the U.S. Consulate, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)
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