September 11th, 2013
03:57 PM ET

Benghazi rocked by bomb on anniversary of U.S. Consulate attack

A car bomb exploded outside a Foreign Ministry building in the Libyan city of Benghazi Wednesday, state media said, on the anniversary of an assault on the U.S. Consulate there that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

The blast did not cause any casualties but blew away large parts of the building's facade, said Col. Abdullah Al Zaydi, spokesman for the Joint Security Task Force in Benghazi, according to Libya's state news agency, LANA.

Benghazi hit by blast on anniversary of U.S. Consulate attack

The blast comes on the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, CNN’s Erin Burnett looked back at the night that took the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens in a CNN documentary, "The Truth About Benghazi". Burnett revisited the night of the attack, the U.S. military response, the latest on the investigation, and the political firestorm in Washington D.C.

Here are a few clips from the CNN documentary, "The Truth About Benghazi":

Benghazi timeline: "We are under attack"
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Paying the political price for Benghazi
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Political fallout from Benghazi attack
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CNN returns to Benghazi
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Military response to Benghazi Attacks
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Benghazi suspect denies involvement
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Expert: U.S. underestimated the threat
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  1. puzzler8

    Why does President Obama show no interest in revealing all the facts about the original attack on Benghazi? We know everyone covered up for him; why won't he come clean? Was he sleeping; was he preparing a campaign speech; was he trying to figure out a way to blame the famous video(what a joke); was he briefing the administration on what to say for the cover up; or was he just not interested?

    June 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm | Reply

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