COLONEL QADDAFI KILLED IN GUN BATTLE

Colonel Muammar Qaddafi has been killed.

The Libyan Government has confirmed rumours that hit the web around 7 ET this morning.

Qaddafi was hiding in a hole in Sirte and shouted “Don’t shoot, don’t shoot,” according to a Libyan government fighter. At first it was reported that he was injured in both legs and had been rushed to a hospital. The Colonel reportedly died of his wounds.

There is a brutal cameraphone picture floating around showing Qaddafi at or near death.

People are celebating on the streets of Tripoli.

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Photo: Al Jazeera

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