The 'White Widow' Samantha Lewthwaite has reportedly been shot dead.

Lewthwaite, wife of Huddersfield 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay, is reported to have been shot and killed in the Ukraine.

According to Moscow news agency Regnum, Lewthwaite was gunned down by a Russian sniper two weeks ago.

The extraordinary Russian claim could not yet be verified tonight.

Samantha Lewthwaite
Samantha Lewthwaite
 

Lewthwaite, who is the world's most wanted women for her suspected part in terrorist plots across the globe, was married to former Rawthorpe High School pupil Lindsay when he and three other bombers from West Yorkshire wreaked havoc in London on July 7, in 2005.

Lindsay, 19, killed 26 people on a train travelling between King's Cross St. Pancras and Russell Square stations.

Lewthwaite had reportedly been in Africa and had been linked to the Narobi Westgate shopping mall attack in 2013.

 

"One of the world's most wanted terrorists Samantha Lewthwaite who fought as part of a Ukrainian battalion has been killed by a volunteer sniper," said the news agency report.

"According to our information, the White Widow fought on the side of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Aidar as a sniper.

"She was killed by "a volunteer sniper who came to fight at the Lugansk front from Russia".

The report continued: "The Russian sniper who killed the British terrorist now has a price of nearly one million dollars on his head from Ukrainian special services."