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Libya premier briefly abducted in sign of chaos

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TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was abducted by gunmen who snatched him from his hotel and held him for several hours today in apparent retaliation for a U.S. special forces raid that captured an al-Qaida suspect in the capital last weekend.

The brazen abduction, which ended with Zidan’s rescue, underscored the lawlessness gripping Libya two years after the ouster of autocrat Moammar Gadhafi. The weak central government is virtually hostage to multiple, independent-minded militias — many of them made up of Islamic militants — that serve as security forces and hold sway across the country.

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