TRIPOLI, Libya — A day after US commandos carried out raids in two African countries aimed at capturing fugitive terrorist suspects, Libya’s interim government on Sunday demanded an explanation from Washington for what it called the “kidnapping” of a Libyan suspect.
In the capital, Libyan civilians and political officials reacted with surprise and confusion.
On Saturday, US troops assisted by FBI and CIA agents seized Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his nom de guerre, Abu Anas al-Liby, a suspected leader of Al Qaeda, on the streets of Tripoli. About the same time, a Navy SEAL team raided the villa of a militant leader in Somalia.
Abu Anas was indicted in 2000 for his role in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.