Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan kidnapped

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped from his Tripoli hotel at dawn on Thursday by armed men and taken to an unknown location, the government and sources said, AFP reports.

The abduction comes five days after US commandos embarrassed and angered Libya’s government by capturing senior Al-Qaeda suspect Abu Anas al-Libi off the streets of Tripoli and whisked him away to a warship.

The government statement said it suspected two groups of ex-rebels, the Chamber of Revolutionaries and the Brigade for the Fight against Crime, which in principle fall under the defence and interior ministries, of being behind the abduction.

The cabinet and the General National Congress, Libya’s top political authority, were dealing with the situation, the statement said, while calling on citizens to remain calm.

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