Official: Gadhafi's spy chief flown to Libya

ESSAM MOHAMMED
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009  file photo, intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi, right, whispers to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Sabha, Libya. A government statement read on national radio states that Mauritania has agreed to extradite Moammar Gadhafi's former spy chief, months after he tried to slip into Mauritania wearing a disguise and traveling on a fake passport. An official said Al-Senoussi is already on a plane headed to Libya. (AP Photo/Abdel Magid al-Fergany, File)
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 file photo, intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi, right, whispers to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Sabha, Libya. A government statement read on national radio states that Mauritania has agreed to extradite Moammar Gadhafi's former spy chief, months after he tried to slip into Mauritania wearing a disguise and traveling on a fake passport. An official said Al-Senoussi is already on a plane headed to Libya. (AP Photo/Abdel Magid al-Fergany, File)

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan government official says deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's spy chief is under detention in Tripoli after being extradited from Mauritania.

The official says Abdullah al-Senoussi, accused of responsibility for some of the worst atrocities during Gadhafi's 42-year rule, landed in Libya Wednesday and was taken to an undisclosed location in Tripoli, the capital.

The official says al-Senoussi is being held with other former regime members, including a former prime minister. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters.

Libya, the International Criminal Court and France all want to try the former intelligence chief, who is known as Gadhafi's "black box," a reference to his close involvement with all aspects of the dictator's rule.

Gadhafi was overthrown and killed last year.