Role of al-Qaeda in Benghazi attack not known yet: US

The role or involvement of al-Qaeda in the attack on…

The role or involvement of al-Qaeda in the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi is not known yet, US President Barack Obama said. “We don’t know yet. And so we’re going to continue to investigate this,” Obama said on Thursday, during a town hall meeting in Miami, Florida whenasked if he has information indicating that it was Iran, or al-Qaeda behind organizing the protests.

“We are still doing an investigation, and there are going to be different circumstances in different countries, so I don’t want to speak to something until we have all the information.”

“What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm US interests,” he said.

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