US embassies step up security after Libya attack

In places like the Philippines, U.S. embassies have stepped up security measures

Published September 13, 2012 6:15AM (EDT)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Security has been increased at American missions around the world following an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya.

Guards and police special forces were seen carrying assault rifles outside the U.S. Embassy in the Philippine capital. Guards gestured to a photographer to stop taking pictures.

Traffic was busy as usual on a boulevard in front of the main entrance. A police pickup truck with a machine-gun mounted on the back was parked under a tree, and Philippine coast guard vessels patrolled Manila Bay around the embassy.

President Barack Obama ordered increased security at U.S. diplomatic missions overseas and vowed justice for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed the ambassador and three other people.

By Associated Press

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