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Libyan PM taken at gunpoint, then released

  • Militia: Prime Minister taken over corruption allegations
  • P.M. Ali Zeidan is reportedly OK
This file photo taken on September 11, 2013 shows Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan at a press conference in Tripoli. Zeidan was kidnapped from his Tripoli hotel at dawn on October 10, 2013 by an armed group and taken to an unknown location, the government and sources said.

Libya's prime minister was taken from his hotel at gunpoint and then a couple of hours later he was freed.

Ali Zeidan was led out of the luxury hotel where he lives around dawn Thursday.

He's OK.

A militia group says it just detained him over corruption allegations.

But his office says it was a kidnapping.

More from CNN: Rebels release Libyan PM

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