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John Kerry to testify in front of House panel about Benghazi attack

Secretary of State John Kerry will testify in front of a House of Representatives panel about the deadly Benghazi terror attack in Libya less than two years ago.

State department officials say John Kerry’s appearance at the oversight panel should mean he will not need to testify in front of the recently-formed Benghazi select committee.

 John Kerry will testify in front of a House of Representatives panel about the deadly Benghazi terror attack

John Kerry will testify in front of a House of Representatives panel about the deadly Benghazi terror attack (photo Reuters)

John Kerry is scheduled to testify on June 12.

US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others were killed after an assault on the Libyan diplomatic post in September 2012.

Republicans have argued the Democratic Obama administration misled the public on the nature of the attack.

Democrats in the US Congress have named five representatives to a special panel on the Benghazi attacks despite arguing it is motivated by Republican politics.


John Kerry, who was not secretary at the time, had previously been subpoenaed by the oversight committee to appear in late May, but could not attend due to the Ukrainian crisis.

A separate select committee on Benghazi with the authorization to operate until the end of the year was approved on a largely party-line vote.

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