Two Killed in Libyan Consulate Attack Identified as Ex-Navy SEALs
Two former Navy SEALs were identified Thursday as the third and fourth victims of the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya this week that also killed the U.S. ambassador.
Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube of NBC News and NBC stations WHDH of Boston and KNSD of San Diego contributed to this report by M. Alex Johnson of NBC News. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
U.S. officials and family members identified the men as Glen Doherty, 42, a native of Winchester, Mass., and Tyrone Woods, 41. Details of how they died haven’t been made public.
The men were working as private security specialists for the U.S. government when militants attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday night. In all, four Americans were killed; the others were previously identified as the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith, an information management officer.
Libyan authorities said Thursday that they had arrested four men in connection with the attack but gave no further details.