Libyan PM Zeidan taken from hotel by gunmen -security guards at hotel

Reuters

TRIPOLI, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Libya's Prime Minister AliZeidan has been taken by force by gunmen from a hotel where hewas staying in the capital Tripoli, security guards at the hotelsaid on Thursday.

The circumstances were unclear, but guards at the CorinthiaHotel in Tripoli said gunmen had taken the Libyan leader fromthe hotel. One guard described it as an "arrest".

Government officials could not immediately be reached toconfirm his whereabouts.

Two years after a revolution toppled Muammar Gaddafi,Libya's central government has been struggling to contain rivaltribal militias and Islamist militants who control parts of thecountry.

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