The Algerian Foreign Ministry denied on Tuesday reports that former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, was in Algeria, dpa reported.
"This news is unfounded and I deny it just like the other claims about the alleged presence of (Moamer) Gaddafi in Algeria," Ammar Balani, the ministry's spokesman told dpa.
Earlier Tuesday, Al Arabiya broadcaster reported that al-Senussi was seen in Algeria and that he has reportedly been staying there for a week.
The ICC has also issued arrest warrants for fugitive leader Moamer Gaddafi and one of his sons, Saif al-Islam.
Meanwhile, another son of Gaddafi, is believed to be hiding inside a hospital in the coastal city of Sirte, pro-rebel Libya TV quoted military spokesman Ahmad Bani as saying.
"A group of killers and mercenaries are led by Mutassim Gaddafi who is hiding in the Ibn Sina hospital to avoid being arrested or hit, according to newly obtained information," Bani said without elaborating.