Cape Town - There were no reports of shooting during the
kidnapping of Libyan Prime Minster Ali Zeidan by gunmen from his hotel in
Tripoli early on Thursday.
Al Jazeera said Zeidan was taken by
kidnappers believed to be from a group called the Libyan Revolutionary Operations
The broadcaster said no shots were fired during the
Meanwhile IBTimes reported on Thursday that a video still by Al-Arabiya television channel
showed Zeidan in a grey shirt undone at the collar and surrounded by several
men in civilian clothes.
The report also said that one of the guards at the hotel described
the incident as an "arrest".
The abduction comes five days after US forces seized
senior al-Qaeda figure Abu Anas al-Liby - indicted for the twin 1998 bombings
of US embassies in east Africa - off the streets of Tripoli.