TRIPOLI, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of protesters on Tuesday night broke into the U.S. consulate in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, and some set fire to the consulate building, witnesses said.
The attack is reportedly a move against a movie which insults the Prophet Mohammed.
A similar incident occurred in Egypt earlier on Tuesday as several thousands of Egyptians protested in front of the U.S. embassy in the capital Cairo, expressing anger over a movie produced by some Coptic migrants in the United States which insulted the Prophet Mohammed.
There is no reports about the casualties following the assault, but some local officials claimed that there were no people inside the consulate at the time of the attack.
Witnesses said that some armed men fired into the air before storming into the consulate and set it on fire, which destroyed part of the building.