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U.S. Officials Had Warning of Attack on Benghazi Consulate

Intelligence indicating possible attacks was available 48 hours before protests began

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The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.

American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.