U.S. diplomats attacked

Updated 3:43 PM ET, Thu March 5, 2015
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Angry demonstrators rip the American flag from the United States Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, on August 19, 1974, during a demonstration against American policy on Cyprus. Rodger Davies, the U.S. ambassador to Cyprus, was killed by gunfire during the incident. Associated Press
A truck loaded with explosives was rammed into the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, in April 1983. While 44 people inside the embassy survived the blast, including U.S. ambassador Robert Dillon, several dozen did not. AFP/Getty Images
Rescue workers carry Susan Francisca Murianki, a U.S. Embassy office worker, over the rubble of a collapsed building next to the embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 7, 1998. A huge explosion tore through the embassy around the exact same time a bomb went off at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Khalil Senosi/AP
Laurence Foley, an employee of the U.S. Agency for International Development, receives an achievement award from U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Edward Gnehm, right, and USAID Mission Director Toni Christiansen-Wagner in October 2002. Two months later, Foley was shot dead by a lone gunman outside his home in Amman, Jordan. U.S. State Department
An armed man stands next to buildings set on fire at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. nationals were killed in the attack. MUSTAFA EL-SHRIDI /LANDOV/EPA