Gaddafi had died of his wounds suffered during his capture.[Updated]

20 Oct

SIRTE, Libya — Ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi has been captured after the apparent fall of his hometown of Sirte, according to reports out of Libya.

National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid told Reuters that Gadhafi has been wounded in both legs.

“He’s captured. He’s wounded in both legs … He’s been taken away by ambulance,” the senior NTC military official told Reuters by telephone.

A Libyan government fighter later told Reuters he had witnessed Gadhafi’s capture.The unnamed fighter claimed Gadhafi was hiding in a hole, shouting “don’t shoot, don’t shoot.”

The U.S. State Department said it could not confirm the reports.

The sound of cars honking their horns in Tripoli, apparently as people heard the reports, threatened to drown out al-Jazeera’s television report live from the capital.

Updated from Sun:

A senior National Transitional Council military official said Gaddafi had died of his wounds suffered during his capture.

It was reported that Mad Dog Gaddafi was seized as he tried to flee in a convoy which was attacked by Nato.


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