Cable news network Al Jazeera says that Muammar Gaddafi has been “killed”.
The network sources say he was Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered in his capture near his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, a senior NTC military official told Reuters.
National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters earlier that Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked.
“He was also hit in his head,” the official said. “There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”
There was no independent confirmation of his remarks.
Libyan state TV and Al Jazeera sources also report that Gaddafi was killed in Sirte.