Diplomat killed in Libya recently served in Montreal
One of those killed in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya today had recently served in Montreal.
In a statement, the American Embassy in Ottawa says Sean Smith served at the US consulate in Montreal.
He also served in Baghdad, Pretoria and at The Hague.
"We grieve particularly for the death of Information Management Officer Sean Smith. Sean recently served at the U.S. Consulate in Montreal. He and his family were a part of our mission family, and we extend to them our deepest condolences and sympathy."
The attack also killed Chris Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya, and two other Americans.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay calls the attacks on the U-S consulate in Benghazi a ``deplorable'' act.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada strongly condemns and deeply regrets the attack.
U-S President Obama is condemning the attack in the ``strongest possible terms''.
He says there is no justification for this type of violence.
Libyan officials say they were killed when they went to the consulate in Benghazi, which was under attack by protesters angry over a film that ridicules Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
With files from the Canadian Press