According to a State Department official, three American diplomatic security agents were among those injured during last September’s terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi.
According to the official, who spoke to Fox News on the condition of anonymity, two were injured — one “seriously” — at the CIA annex and a third suffered smoke inhalation as had Ambassador Chris Stevens, who ultimately was killed.
Blaze readers are of course familiar with the siege that claimed the lives of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, two Navy SEALs and an additional civil servant but a new focus of late has been the accounts of those who survived the carnage.
According to Fox, the diplomatic security agent who suffered the most severe injury during the second wave of the attack was likely a State Department employee who received a visit at Walter Reed Medical Center by Secretary of State John Kerry in January.
The State Department official did not provide additional details on the nature of the man’s injuries or whether he had in fact been visited by Kerry or Hillary Clinton. Another agent, meanwhile, is said to have had an “extended stay” for treatment in Germany following the attack.
In total, a reported 33 were evacuated from the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi that fateful day, with Ambassador Stevens and the other three men succumbing to their injuries during the siege.
Congressional staffers from the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Judiciary and the Government Oversight committees reportedly met for a closed door “status report” on their committees’ ongoing Benghazi investigations.
Below is a report that explains more about those injured. One had been described by Sec. of State Kerry as “remarkably courageous person who is doing very well.”