TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libya's state news agency says Prime Minister Ali Zidan, has returned to his office within hours of being adbucted and then set free.
Details remain sketchy but it appeared Libyan forces had intervened in some way and that the abductors did not free Zidan voluntarily.
Hours earlier, Zidan was snatched by gunmen before dawn from a Tripoli hotel where he resides.
The abduction appeared to be in retaliation for the U.S. special forces' raid over the weekend that seized a Libyan al-Qaida suspect from the streets of the capital.
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