|Date: 18/09/2012 Time: 10:21:00 PM
The State Department on Tuesday identified
the Blue Mountain group as the private security company hired to protect the
US embassy in Benghazi, Libya, months before a deadly attack on the compound
killed four Americans.
State Department Spokesman, who earlier claimed there were no private
security firms in Libya, confirmed to reporters in Washington that Blue
Mountain group was hired to manage security coming to and out of the embassy.
"They were hired to provide local Libyan guards who operated inside the
gate doing things like operating the security access equipment, screening the
cars, that kind of thing," Nuland said.
There were no details give on how the security contractors reacted to the
sustained attack on the compound last week that killed the US Ambassador to
Libya, Chris Stevens, and three others.