Washington, Jan 28: The United States has confirmed the death of its citizen in Libyan capital Tripoli where masked gunmen stormed a luxury hotel and killed eight other people besides the American national.
"We can confirm the death of a US citizen in Libya," a senior State Department official said on Tuesday without divulging any additional detail. Early in the day, the State Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki, condemned the terrorist attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli.
"We remain firm in our commitment to supporting the UN efforts that are underway to help the Libyan people build an inclusive system of government.
Violence will not resolve Libya's problems and this attack cannot be allowed to impede the critical work that is underway to find a political solution," she said.