Cambodia

Security Boosted at Phnom Penh Embassy After Libya Attack

Cambodia is home to some 500,000 Muslims, but they are not considered violent or anti-American.

An exterior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen in Benghazi, Libya, on September 12, 2012. An exterior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen in Benghazi, Libya, on September 12, 2012.
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An exterior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen in Benghazi, Libya, on September 12, 2012.
An exterior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen in Benghazi, Libya, on September 12, 2012.
Kong SothanarithVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - US Embassy security in Phnom Penh has been enhanced since last week’s attack on a US consulate in Libya.

The attack, blamed in part on an anti-Muslim video circulating on the Internet, killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

Cambodia is home to some 500,000 Muslims, but they are not considered violent or anti-American.

The security increase at the embassy came as an order from the US president and the US State Department as a precaution, embassy spokesman Sean McIntosh told reporters. US citizens in Cambodia have been warned to stay alert, he said.
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