The terrorists threw everything they had at the U.S. consulate: a truck bomb, grenades, rockets, mortars and 15 black-clad attackers armed with AK-47s, including one fighter strapped with a suicide vest trying to blow out the back door.
It could have turned out badly — another Benghazi — but it wasn’t scripted that way. This time, all 20 personnel inside the five-story consulate would survive. None of the attackers did, mowed down by agents from the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, who responded crisply with automatic weapons spewing fiery, loud bursts in the early morning haze.
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