Libyan official released day after abduction

AP

A Libyan security official says the deputy intelligence chief has been released a day after being abducted by gunmen while leaving the airport in the capital, Tripoli.

The abduction followed days of deadly clashes in the city.

It was unclear who had abducted intelligence deputy Mustafa Nouh, whose family is originally from Misrata, a former rebel stronghold.

The security official said Nouh was released Monday but gave no further details. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, in line with regulations.

Public anger had been directed at Misrata militias who developed a strong presence in Tripoli after the fall of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Weekend clashes by rival militias and violence had killed nearly 50 people in Tripoli.