Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is being held by a group of armed men who escorted him from a hotel in Tripoli.
Witnesses say he was taken from the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli at daybreak by group of around 100 men and driven off in a convoy of cars.
Reports from Libya say the prime minister is in “good health and will be treated well as a Libyan citizen,” and he is being held at the Interior Ministry’s anti-crime department, according to an official.
It is thought he has been seized by a group of former rebels who blame him for the government’s role in the US special forces raid to arrest a suspected al Qaeda operative in Tripoli over the weekend.
The former militia have been working for the Interior Ministry provide security in the capital.