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Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan is free, after being seized by gunmen. (Wikimedia Commons)
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan is free, after being seized by gunmen. (Wikimedia Commons)

Gunmen captured Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan in his heavily guarded luxury hotel early this morning. He was later released, but the kidnapping is another blow to Libya's new and fragile government.

Reports say the abduction may have been in retaliation for U.S. special forces seizing a Libyan al-Qaida suspect last weekend.

New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young.

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This segment aired on October 10, 2013.

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