Mob Raids Tunis Embassy, Clashes with Riot Police

An angry mob stormed the US embassy in Tunis, set fires and clashed with riot police. At least two people were killed and 28 injured in the assault, the latest in a series of attacks against US diplomatic missions by crowds upset by an anti-Islamic video.

al-monitor Protesters at a demonstration in front of the US Embassy in Tunis, Sept. 14, 2012. Photo by REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi.

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Sep 14, 2012

TUNIS — An angry mob raided the US embassy in Tunis and clashed with police forces as they were protesting against a film mocking Islam’s Prophet Muhammad and allegedly produced by an American director. Official Tunisian sources said at least two people were killed and 28 wounded in the attack, the latest in a series of violent assaults on US diplomatic missions in several Arab countries, all motivated by the same outrage at the anti-Islam film. On Sept.11, four US diplomats were killed inside the US consulate in Tripoli, among them US Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

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