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Gaddafi Golden Gun: Pistol Taken From Dead Libya Leader After Capture In Sirte (VIDEO)

First Posted: 10/20/11 02:03 PM ET Updated: 12/20/11 05:12 AM ET

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed Thursday in his hometown of Sirte, after National Transitional Council (NTC) forces captured the town. He was apparently found hiding in a concrete drainage pipe.

According to the BBC, Gaddafi was reportedly killed by Mohammed al-Bibi, a young man in his 20s, who said that Gaddafi said simply "don't shoot" before the man opened fire.

Gaddafi was apparently found with a golden pistol, which was subsequently brandished by the revolutionary fighters in celebration.

Gaddafi was apparently fond of golden weapons. Rebel fighters also found a gold-plated machine gun when they looted his palace in Tripoli in August.


For more updates about Gaddafi's death, follow our liveblog here.

Below, a slideshow of more celebrations in Libya:

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Libyan fighters celebrate in the streets of Sirte, Libya in this image taken from TV Thursday Oct. 20, 2011. The Libyan fighters on Thursday overran the remaining positions of Muammar Gaddafi loyalists in his hometown of Sirte, ending the last major resistance by former regime supporters still holding out two months after the fall of the capital Tripoli. (AP Photo/APTN)


Filed by Alexander Belenky  |