Lybian officials have confirmed Col Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after an assault on his home town of Sirte.
The claims have not yet been independently verified.
Mahmoud Shammam, the country’s transitional information minister has told sources fighters had seen the dead body of Col Gaddafi.
The Libyan dictator was captured by rebel troops, according to reports on the country’s state television.
Officials at the Ministry of Defence and Foreign Office in London are trying to verify reports coming out of.
Amid confusing scenes in the city of Sirte, which fell to troops of the National Transitional Council after a two-month siege today, reports suggested Gaddafi had been seized and wounded in both legs, after trying to flee in a convoy targeted by Nato.
In a statement on NTC-controlled state television, a presenter draped in the flag of liberated Libya said: “Gaddafi is in the hands of the rebels. Gaddafi personally is in the hands of the rebels.
“We have captured Gaddafi. Libya is joyous, Libya is celebrating, Libya has given a lesson to all those who want to learn.
“I salute you, rebels. I salute you, revolutionaries. You have captured this criminal who has killed the mothers of the martyrs.”