A senior Libyan commander confirmed on Monday that his fighters had captured former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi.

Prime Minister designate Abdurrahim El Keib said earlier that he needed to check whether Senussi had indeed been captured before he could confirm it, casting doubt on whether Senussi had in fact been captured.

He is in the hands of the Je'fel Fezzan, General Ahmed al-Hamdouni told Reuters by phone.

(Reporting by Ali Shuaib; Editing by Tim Pearce)