One of the building in the compound was set on fire, and the AFP reports that a protester was shot and killed by local police. Yemen's president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi apologized to President Obama for the embassy attack, and ordered a formal investigation.
An attack on the US consulate in Benghazi yesterday, which resulted in the death of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three staff members, was initially thought to be related, but is now believed to have been a preplanned assault that took advantage of the protests for cover.
The true identity of the film's producer remains mostly shrouded, but an attempt to track down the elusive self-proclaimed Israeli-American real estate developer Sam Bacile led the Associated Press to a Coptic Christian named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula who resides at Bacile's address in California.
The 55-year-old denied being Bacile, but claimed to know him. However, an AP investigation found Nakoula, who pleaded no contest to federal bank fraud charges in 2010, has gone by many aliases in the past.
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