Reports indicate deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is dead, the National Transitional Council spokesman said Thursday.
Revolutionary fighters attacked the house where Gadhafi was hiding, Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam told CNN. Gadhafi was shot while trying to flee, he said.
“Colonel Gadhafi is history,” he said, adding that interim council’s chairman or prime minister needs to officially confirm the death.
A grisly cell phone video aired on Al-Jazeera Arabic showed a bloodied Gadhafi with a wound to his head. A cell phone photograph distributed by the news agency Agence France Presse also appeared to show Gadhafi severely wounded. CNN could not independently verify the authenticity of the images.