The media in Libya has reported that Mohammed al-Kani, one of the war-torn country's most infamous militiamen, has been killed in the town of Tarhuna.
Mr al-Kani was accused of murdering men, women and children in the small town south-east of the capital, Tripoli.
He and his family had terrorised the town for years - but were defeated by forces aligned to the UN-backed government in June 2020.
He went underground and is said to have died in an exchange of fire with security forces who had gone to arrest him at a hideout.
Footage shared widely on social media shows jubilant people in the streets of Tarhuna celebrating his death: