Egypt: suspect in US Consulate attack is Libyan

AP News
Posted: Oct 25, 2012 12:32 PM
Egypt: suspect in US Consulate attack is Libyan

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian security official says a man killed in a security ambush in a Cairo suburb is a Libyan national suspected of links to the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

The official says authorities identified the suspect on Thursday as 35-year-old Karim el-Azizi. The official says a large number of explosives were found in his apartment including 15 rocket-propelled grenades and 195 hand grenades.

The official says that when security forces cordoned off the area late Wednesday, the suspect detonated a bomb and was found dead in the apartment.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

El-Azizi is the first suspect Egypt has linked to the Benghazi attack.