Islamist militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar
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Mokhtar Belmokhtar: Top Islamist 'killed in US strike'

A top Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant two years ago has been killed in a US air strike in Libya, according to officials.

Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in the eastern city of Ajdabiya, a statement from Libya's government said.

The US said Belmokhtar was targeted and the strike was successful, but that it was assessing the operation's results and would give details "as appropriate".

Mike Woodridge reports.

  • 15 Jun 2015
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