Police shot dead notorious Islamist militant Osama Mansour and another man in the northern city of Tripoli Thursday evening, state media reported.

The National News Agency said Mansour and his partner Ahmad al-Nather were killed in a shootout with the Internal Security Forces’ Information Branch.

Mansour was wearing an explosives belt during the clash, the report said. A photo attached to the report allegedly shows the two militants dead inside a car.

Four others were arrested after the shootout, it added.

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