Libyan PM Released by Captors Hours After Kidnapping
WSJ – Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was briefly kidnapped early Thursday morning from the luxury hotel where he resides by armed gunmen from a group allegedly supported by a rival politician, officials said.
Scores of militants stormed the Corinthia Hotel in downtown Tripoli at about 3 a.m., ferreting Mr. Zidan away in a convoy after a scuffle with hotel security guards and the prime minister’s bodyguards. The gunmen claimed to have an arrest warrant for Mr. Zidan, according to Libyan Justice Minister Salah Marghani, who denied a warrant existed. He added that three of Mr. Zidan’s bodyguards went with him when he was taken away.