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We began with the breaking news of a deadly assault on the United States Marines main base in southern Afghanistan I'm Harris walker in tonight for Shepard Smith.
The military say at least two Marines are dead and others are hurt.
It happened that the can't -- in camp leather neck in southern Afghanistan which is our Marines shared base with British forces.
We're hearing Afghan militants first fired rockets and mortars at that base and then attacked with rocket propelled grenades and guns they reportedly made it inside the base perimeter.
And cause major damage to buildings and aircraft hangar.
And several jets this attack coming as we -- protests and locations from North Africa.
Threw out the Middle East and Asia.
Riots have said they're angry over an anti Islam video that went viral on the Internet but we know.
Intel officials say militants may be using that video.
As an excuse to cause this unrest.
As cover to launch attacks on Americans and officials in Afghanistan say they don't know yet the trigger for today's attack.
On camp whether that Jennifer Griffin with the news live at the Pentagon at this hour and Jennifer let's begin with the breaking news on our base.
Well -- -- US Marines are dead and several service members wounded after that attack on camp leather neck also can't notice.
-- next to camp asked him this is a major US and British base in southern Afghanistan.
It was a multi staged attack.
Mortars and rockets were fired at the base damaging a hangar.
And several aircraft we're told but what makes the attack -- usual -- city combined indirect fire.
With small arms an AK 7475.
This is unusual but it is not clear whether the Afghan attackers whether this was related to the anti.
Anti Islamic YouTube video which have set it has set off up protests around the Middle East Harris.
Well it has been such a dangerous week for Americans in that region one of the responses that we saw Jennifer is our Marines moving in to protect American interests.
Well now we know that the Pentagon has authorized a third.
Quick response team it's a fast.
Set platoon of Marines about fifty Marines are moving into -- -- now this is the third.
Unit in as many days to be deployed to our embassies one went to Libya to -- hit that capital Tripoli to secure the US embassy there.
One was then sent to Yemen.
And now we understand that we I am a fast team of Marines about fifty in a platoon are being sent to -- -- -- quell things there to US naval warships are off the coast.
Of Libya they are armed with tomahawks the US is -- intelligence surveillance flights drones over eastern Libya.
Over being Gaza in particular as they begin the hunt.
For those who killed the US ambassador and three others the -- -- airport was closed temporarily earlier today after armed gunmen fired anti aircraft.
Weapons nearby according to Libyan officials.
The US military's standing by for more orders Harris Jennifer Griffin thank you very much and our coverage of this break.
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