An amateur video footage that claims to show the person, who shot Col. Moammar Gaddafi, has emerged, in which the rebel fighters were shown celebrating following the death of the former Libyan leader.

According to a BBC report, the footage shows fighters praising a man brandishing a handgun, who, they say, killed the ousted Libyan leader Gadhafi in a convoy to Misrata.

 

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An amateur video claims to show fighters praising a man brandishing a handgun, who, they say, killed the ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during a convoy to Misrata. Credit: BBC Video

A spokesman for the Misrata Military Council, Fathi Bashagha, had earlier said that Gadhafi died of a head injury in an ambulance while being taken to Misrata from Sirte, where he was captured.

Misrata Militia's account of Gadhafi's death clearly contradicted the acting Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril's official announcement of the Libyan leader's death.

Gadhafi was taken out of a sewage pipe ... he didn't show any resistance. When we started moving him, he was hit by a bullet in his right arm, and when they put him in a truck he did not have any other injuries,'' Jibril told a news conference, reading from a forensic report.

When the car was moving it was caught in crossfire between the revolutionaries and Gadhafi forces in which he was hit by a bullet in the head,'' Jibril said. The forensic doctor could not tell if it came from the revolutionaries or from Gadhafi's forces.'' 

Gadhafi was fatally injured on his head immediately after being dragged out of his hiding place, a sewer, before being taken into the custody of rebel fighters, not shot in the head by the rebels, which is Jibril's official version of events.

However, the contradicting statement by the Misrata militia spokesperson didn't acknowledge that rebel fighters shot Gadhafi enroute to Misrata.

He (was) shot before he was caught, because he (was) fighting. And I mean he was fighting with his soldiers along with a lot of shelling from everywhere, Misrata Council spokesperson Bashagha told ABC News.