Libyan PM's chief of staff feared abducted
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan officials say the prime minister's chief of staff has disappeared and may have been abducted.
Mohamed Ali Ghatous went missing late Sunday on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli. Officials said Monday his car was found on the side of the road.
The disappearance comes less than a week after Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was besieged in his office by militiamen who demanded his ouster over remarks he made threatening to summon outside help to confront the armed groups who enjoy near impunity in many parts of the country.
The officials spoke anonymously in line with regulations.
The same day as Ghatous disappeared, militiamen surrounded the Justice Ministry, angry over remarks by the minister saying illegal militias would be punished.