Libyan prime minister taken by gunmen in Tripoli, government says

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been taken by force from a hotel in Tripoli by a group of former rebels, the government said in a statement on Thursday.

"The head of the government Ali Zeidan was taken at dawn this morning by gunmen to an unknown place for unknown reasons," the government said.

(Reporting Ulf Laessing; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by John Stonestreet)