This file photo taken on July 29, 2013 shows Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan speaking during a press statement in Tripoli. The prime minister of Libya's transitional government Ali Zeidan was taken to an unknown location for unknow reasons on Thursday by armed men believed to be former rebels, the government said on its website on Thursday. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
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TRIPOLI, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan of transitional government on Thursday was taken to an unknown location by armed men believed to be former rebels, the government said on its website on Thursday.
The armed group stormed Corinthia Hotel in downtown Tripoli around 3:00 a.m. and took Zeidan away, local sources told Xinhua.
A rebel group said in a statement that Zeidan was "lawfully" arrested for alleged bribery.
However, Libyan Justice Minister Salah Marghani denied issuing any "assignment" to arrest Zeidan.
The seizure came amid accusations that Zeidan had previous acknowledge of the U.S. raid in Tripoli to capture alleged al- Qaida suspect Abu Anas Al-Libi on Oct. 5.